Twins Gabriella and Isabella Molina were born prematurely on April 18, 2019. Only hours after they were born, Isabella passed away in her father’s arms. Then, Gabriella spent months in the NICU, receiving treatment for multiple complications from premature birth. First-time parents Margarita and David were faced with coping with the loss of Isabella while […]
For the Somerset family, home is two hours away from the medical care that Jason, 16, and Drew, 12, need. Being far from home is a stressor that adds to two already complicated medical diagnoses. Jason is a leukemia survivor. He fought his battle with cancer for several years, and also has a brain malformation […]
Most teenage boys enjoy being active, playing sports, and the outdoors. Aidan Sullivan loved these kinds of activities when he was younger, playing football and hockey, and enjoying snowboarding and sailing. But when he sustained a hockey injury at age 10 that led to him being on crutches for 6 months, closely followed by a […]
When the Bates triplets were born 18 years ago, they were premature, arriving when their mother Ann was only 27 weeks into her pregnancy. As a complication of the early delivery of multiples, baby Emily was diagnosed was Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. Diplegic Cerebral Palsy causes the muscles to be stiff and contracted, making it difficult […]
When a short trip for a scheduled surgery turned into a more than two-week stay, the Young family experienced the stress of not only an additional, unplanned surgery for 10-year-old Ian, but facing this while being far away from home. Precocious and kind, Ian has Morquio Syndrome. His family traveled from Mobile, Alabama for his surgery […]
Ximena Weldon was born with a hemangioma, a benign tumor made up of blood vessels, under her right eye. Hemangiomas are common, especially in infants, so the Weldon family only needed to monitor Ximena to make sure the hemangioma didn’t flare up, which doctors told them could cause issues with her vision. In August of […]
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