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Patient Stories

Bringing William Home

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 […]

Finding Lukas’s Heart

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 […]

Javier’s Occupational Therapy Journey: Building a Bridge to My Son

By Denny, Javier’s Mom In April of 2017, our son, Javier, was diagnosed with Autism and required substantial support. Unsure and confused about what exactly this meant, I felt a big piece of my heart go numb. As parents, we […]

Rory’s Occupational Therapy Journey: Learning to Believe in Yourself

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 as well, leading […]

Life with Trisomy 21: Isaac’s Story

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 […]

Life with Trisomy 21: Catalena’s Story

By Priscilla, Cat’s Mom When people tell you that you don’t know love until you’re a parent, it’s true. When Catalena first looked up at me with her little baby eyes, it was like time stopped. The world was still. […]

Life with Trisomy 18: Dawson’s Story

By Renae, Dawson’s Mom Dawson is an amazing little boy! He brings such joy to our lives. He has the most perfect little smile. Although he is non-verbal, he communicates with his eyes and hands to make us feel so […]

Life with Trisomy 9 Mosaic: Carolyn’s Story

Soon after Carolyn was born, she received a diagnosis of Trisomy 9 Mosaic. This rare chromosomal condition is characterized by an extra ninth chromosome in some of the body’s cells. While Carolyn’s parents quickly learned the technical definition of her […]

Life with Trisomy 21: Ally’s Story

By Margaret, Ally’s Mom As we approach World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, we were asked to share a little about our daughter Alison (Ally). There is so much to write about, but I think our focus should be […]

Living Life to the Fullest with a Feeding Tube

“I have spinal muscular atrophy type two,” Cory shares. “Because of my condition, I’ve had to learn to adapt to every type of normal situation, including eating.” Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and […]