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Category: Pediatric Patient Stories

Growing and Thriving with a G-Tube
Published Feb. 18, 2021
Melia was born with a rare genetic disorder called epidermolysis bullosa, which causes frequent blistering of the skin. Melia’s skin may be fragile, but she certainly isn’t! She’s an independent fighter through and through. But even the strongest f…
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Bringing William Home
Published May 1, 2020
Today, we would like to introduce one of the newest additions to our Aveanna family - William! William was born prematurely last September at 26 weeks, weighing just over a pound. He is a true warrior. Despite the many complications he endured while…
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Finding Lukas's Heart
Published April 24, 2020
At ten months old, Lukas was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). After a short period of time in remission, he required a second round of chemotherapy treatments. This second round stopped the advancement of his ALL but damaged his lu…
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Rory's Occupational Therapy Journey: Learning to Believe in Yourself
Published April 3, 2020
By Holly Timberline, OTR When six-year-old Rory first came to our clinic, he showed delays with balance, strength, and coordination, which were interfering with many typical activities of childhood. His parents felt that his confidence was impacted …
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Life with Trisomy 21: Isaac's Story
Published March 31, 2020
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Isaac, who lives with Trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome. Isaac turned three on World Down Syndrome Day. While he didn’t get to have a big party this year because of the COVID-19 situation, Isaac’s family st…
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