Archive for 2019

Changed for the Better

By Martha, Justin’s mom I wish more people understood that having a son with Down syndrome did change my family’s life for sure, but that Justin changed us for the better. Justin has taught us to value life more and […]

Myra’s Therapy Team

By Delisa Derbyshire, PTA  Meet Myra. She is a happy, unstoppable three-year-old with Rett’s syndrome. Perhaps the most striking thing about Myra is her brightly attentive, beautiful eyes. Although she cannot talk, Myra communicates with her eyes in a way […]

Understanding Dysphagia

My child is having difficulty swallowing so I took her to the doctor, who used the term Dysphagia. What is Dysphagia? Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder and can be found in children who have neurological disorders. It is the medical […]

Excelling with Enteral Nutrition

Meet Mason! Turning three years old this February, Mason has been such a superstar since the day he was born. He and his family are happy to share his story to celebrate Mason’s health progress in addition to Feeding Tube […]

Celebrating AJ’s Amazing Progress

AJ is the strongest seven-year-old we know, and after you hear his story, we know you’ll agree. This patient superstar was born at 29 weeks gestation and has already endured 9 life-improving surgeries, with his first major surgery at just […]

Mighty Micah’s Feeding Tube

Micah is a precious patient superstar and he’s only six months old. Micah joined the Aveanna Healthcare family in October of 2018 after being diagnosed with failure to thrive. Micah currently receives enteral nutrition, private duty nursing, physical therapy, and […]

Noah’s Feeding Tube Journey

Two and a half and full of smiles, patient superstar Noah steals your heart the moment you lay eyes on him. His family believes he’s the happiest kid on earth, and we’re excited to share his story in honor of […]

The Joys and Fears of Parenting a Medically Fragile Child

By Kizzie’s mom, Amanda I still remember the day that I found out I was pregnant with our little Kizzie Jane. I was overwhelmed with joy and fear. I was so excited to be pregnant again after a miscarriage. But […]

Preparing Your Child for the Future

How do I prepare my child with special needs emotionally for the future? Develop family bonds A child with special needs will go through the same emotional stages as other children. It is important to develop strong bonds within any […]