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Category: Pediatric Patient Stories

Lawson Turns One
Published March 26, 2018
Lawson’s first year of life has been a difficult one. Born at 26 weeks in March of 2017, Lawson was in the hospital for 300 days before he came home. He was born one pound and eleven ounces, with a congenital heart disease and respiratory issues. He…
Season of Miracles: Nya's Forever Family
Published Dec. 29, 2017
Beautiful Nya is a miracle baby with her very own miracle family. Born with cerebral palsy, Nya faced countless challenges within the first few months of her life. But when she was five months old, Nya’s adoptive family found her and went to the hos…
Season of Miracles: Miracle Worker Michele
Published Dec. 15, 2017
Some of our nurses put in a bit of extra work to make their miracles happen. About a month and a half ago, Ruby, an Aveanna patient with Pompe disease, was admitted to the hospital for respiratory distress. She had to stay in the hospital for about …
Season of Miracles: Persephone
Published Dec. 11, 2017
Persephone – or Sephy, as her nurse Sunflower calls her – has idiopathic progressive neuropathy. Sunflower says that this diagnosis has come with “many lows, but also many highs and more of them.” Sunflower’s favorite story about Persephone shows a …
Season of Miracles: Miracle Worker Carla
Published Dec. 6, 2017
Meet our miracle worker Carla! She won the DAISY award this year after saving her patient Jalen’s life. Carla was putting Jalen’s pressure vest away after a treatment when she heard him cough. She assumed he just needed to be suctioned. But when she…