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Family Stories

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Oct
04

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The Travelho Family Story

Brandon Travelho has Achondroplasia- a form of dwarfism. “It was stressful finding out,” His mom Nancy shares about the diagnosis he received as a toddler. After his diagnosis, his family felt like they did not know what to do next. “We were handed a pamphlet about LPA (Little People of America) and had to figure […]

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Sep
30

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The Mulhern Family Story

When Shannon Mulhern was three years old, she was hit by a car when while walking on a sidewalk. She suffered a severe Traumatic Brain Injury and was in a coma for 13 days. At the time of the accident, doctors told Shannon’s parents, Natasha and Paul, that Shannon would never walk or talk again. […]

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Aug
27

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Amy and Oliver

Amy was a guest at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware in its early days. Born with a rare skeletal dysplasia, she began receiving treatment in Delaware in 1993 and stayed at the House intermittently for many years.     She recalls staying at the House, sharing how wonderful it was for her family to […]

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Jul
13

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Merino Tamayo Family Story

When Haddie Merino Tamayo was two years old, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). After celebrating remission at age five, her family was devastated to learn that she relapsed soon after, at age six. The Merino Tamayos are from Quito, Ecuador, where there was no treatment for Haddie’s type of cancer. She started […]

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May
25

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The Hall Family Story

19-year old Zoe Hall is a CNA (certified nursing assistant). She enjoys caring for patients in a way that she is intimately familiar with- because she can empathize with them. Zoe has sickle cell disease (SCD)- an inherited red blood cell disorder. In patients with SCD, red blood cells become hard and sticky and look […]

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