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Category: Pediatric Patient Stories

Skyla's Story: Thriving at an Aveanna PDHC
Published Sept. 28, 2021
Three-year-old Skyla is a social butterfly and blessing to everyone she meets. “She is so full of joy and laughter,” Skyla’s mom shares. “It’s truly hard to have a bad day around her.” Skyla attends one of Aveanna’s Pediatric Day Health Care centers…
Arianna's Story: Living with SMA
Published Aug. 23, 2021
When Arianna was about ten months old, she was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Doctors told Arianna’s parents that she likely wouldn’t live past two years old. The news was devastating, to say the least. But Arianna’s parents were determine…
The Difference a Homecare Nurse Can Make
Published Aug. 13, 2021
Rubi’s parents heard the word “never” a lot after their daughter was born. Rubi would never walk. Rubi would never talk. And some days it felt like Rubi would never come home. When she finally could come home, her doctors said Rubi would need 24/7 …
Aveanna All-Stars: Stassi and Nurse Banely
Published Aug. 4, 2021
A note from Anastassia's mom: Anastassia (Stassi) was born at 23 weeks’ gestation, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces. At 2 months old, she contracted GBS meningitis. She spent 284 days in the NICU and has had a total of 23 surgeries to date. Fast forward …
Adjusting to Homecare: Ryder's Story
Published July 21, 2021
Born at just 24 weeks gestation, Ryder faced significant health challenges from the very first breath he took. His parents, Rachel and Kevin, endured setback after setback as they tried to bring their son home. After 687 days in the hospital and a …