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Patient Stories

Living Life with MS to the Fullest

Sixteen years ago, Liz was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis. The dreams and expectations she had for her life suddenly seemed to shift. “It was a really rough time for me,” Liz recalls. “I had recently gotten married. We had […]

Aveanna Safety Pledge: Cristian and Nurse Vega

Nine-year-old Cristian was born with arthrogryposis and cognitive delay. He’s faced medical challenges his entire life. But in 2016, Cristian and his parents joined the Aveanna family and no longer had to face those challenges alone. Since our nurses began […]

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 […]