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Iyanna’s Amazing Nurses

By Shadonna, Iyanna’s mom My daughter Iyanna was born in December 2017 with a heart condition call pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Just a few hours after she was born, Iyanna coded, and they had to shock her heart. […]

Home for the Holidays: Xavier

Our patient Xavier was born in December of 2018 with multiple challenging diagnoses. During the first year of his life, Xavier overcame many obstacles, including pneumonia, intrapulmonary hemorrhage, infections, and almost every diagnostic test and procedure you could imagine. It […]

Home for the Holidays: Saylor

Our patient Saylor is a precious little girl with lots of personality. She loves to play and laugh – especially with her very special nurse, Vadim. Saylor and Vadim are the best of friends and love doing anything and everything […]

Katelyn & Nurse Lauren

This is Katelyn and her Aveanna nurse Lauren. Katelyn was born with Pierre-Robin syndrome. She has faced many other diagnoses resulting from this condition. But she’s faced them all with her unstoppable spirit and a smile. Lauren joined the Aveanna […]

Maksim’s Amazing Costumes

The Aveanna team was so excited to see our patient Maksim at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles annual Walk and Play L.A. event last month. Maksim didn’t just attend the event – he showed up in style with a new […]

Celebrating Zayden’s Progress

Zayden is a two-year-old toddler who started attending one of Aveanna’s Pediatric Day Health Care centers when he was an infant. Zayden had meconium aspiration at birth, which caused him to have severe reactive airway disease. Zayden’s early days were […]

Increasing Saylor’s Independence

Saylor is a 20-month-old little girl with a rare mitochondrial disease and Fanconi Syndrome. Because of these conditions, Saylor depends on a central line with TPN for nutrition and, until recently, she required frequent hospitalizations. During the first year of […]

Paris, First and Foremost

“Paris has cerebral palsy. But she is so much more than her condition.” When Paris was diagnosed with CP at birth, Krystal knew the disorder would impact her daughter in many ways. But she determined early on that she wouldn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]