Category Archives: Children’s Stories

Willow

Willow

She’s affectionately known as the little girl with the big eyes and bright personality to match. With her cheerful energy and infectious smile, it’s hard to imagine her difficult start in life. Willow was born with a blockage in her nose and her esophagus was not attached to her stomach. She struggled to breathe and […]

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Andrew

Andrew

Andrew was an active 10-year-old when his appendix burst and he fell into a coma. When he awoke, he was completely paralyzed—only able to move his eyes. Andrew faced his adversity head on and set a personal goal that for his high school graduation, he would walk across the stage to accept his diploma. Seven […]

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Waverley

Waverley

Waverley was born a healthy baby girl, but at 18 months her parents started to notice their daughter losing the language skills she had learned. Waverley was diagnosed with Rhett’s Syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects nearly every aspect of the child’s life: their ability to speak, walk, and eat. The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation gave […]

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Jerzee

Jerzee

Jerzee was born nine weeks premature, weighing only four-and-a-half pounds.  When she was only three weeks old and still in the neonatal unit, Jerzee was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her parent’s Jacquie and Jeff were rocked by the uncertainty facing their little girl, but Jerzee’s undefeatable spirit quickly emerged. The family was introduced to the […]

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Keera

Keera

Keera’s smile lights up every room. However, behind that smile is a teenage life filled with many challenges and obstacles. Keera was born with a very rare genetic condition called Williams Syndrome. If you ask Keera about her condition, she would call it a gift, and that she’s not ashamed of it – she embraces […]

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Garrett

Garrett

Garrett absolutely loves playing with his trains, especially when his dad builds him a very high bridge for his trains to cross. He is always smiling and his happiness is contagious. It’s Garrett’s infectious personality that helped the family persevere when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was one-and-a-half years old. As Garrett […]

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