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Cerebral Ataxia: Jay’s Story0
Cerebral Ataxia: Jay’s Story
Published: May 31, 2018 | 5 minute read

Jay, a handsome little boy with large problems but so much potential My name is Jay. I read the story about Zac and his fight with Cerebellar Ataxia in The Institutes newsletter. I have the same neurological disorder as Zac. I just wanted to say that I went through the same program as Zac from 1964-1967. The story about Zac is a heart-warming story that hit “home” with me. I hope and pray that The Institutes keep helping these children who have Cerebellar Ataxia.

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Dx: Agenesis of Corpus Callosum Mosaic Trisomy 8, Cerebral Palsy0
Dx: Agenesis of Corpus Callosum Mosaic Trisomy 8, Cerebral Palsy
Published: December 28, 2017 | 5 minute read

Little Diego’s family chooses to rewrite his story Diego was delivered by C-section. He hardly cried at birth and was cyanotic and had seizures. He was given oxygen for first 12 days of life. Since he could not breastfeed, he had to be tube fed. “When Diego was born, the doctors told us right away that he had a disability. The minute I found that my son wasn’t like a normal kid I couldn’t believe it, I got desperate and really depressed, I wanted to die.

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Cerebral Ataxia: Zac’s Story of Hope and Hard Work0
Cerebral Ataxia: Zac’s Story of Hope and Hard Work
Published: November 17, 2017 | 5 minute read

Zac today – handsome, smart and determined Zac, a little boy with a lot of challenges What do parents expect after attending the “What To Do About Your Brain-Injured” course? A program to help their brain-injured child? Mutual support from other parents? Guidance from staff members of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential? Knowledge and deep understanding of how the brain works? Yes, all the above. However, many parents report the most important thing they take home from the course is hope or a strong renewal of the hope they were in danger of losing.

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Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay  and Epilepsy: Dennis defies all those Labels0
Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay and Epilepsy: Dennis defies all those Labels
Published: March 29, 2017 | 4 minute read

Dennis’s parents realized he first had a problem when he was 6 months old. He was not able to hold up his head on his own, and was not gaining weight. At 11 months of age he started having grand mal seizures. Then multiple anticonvulsant medications were prescribed for him. Looking for ways to help him, his parents consulted various doctors and therapists. He was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, severe developmental delay and epilepsy.

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Is Cerebral Palsy Incurable?0
Is Cerebral Palsy Incurable?
Published: February 16, 2017 | 8 minute read

Ivan says “Anything you can’t do is really only something you can’t do yet” Ivan was born after an induced labor, in which forceps were used to speed his delivery. His umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. He was jaundiced, and doctors found cephalohematomas on both sides of his head. At first, Ivan seemed to be fine, and he was sent home. He was a very quiet baby – he almost never cried and spent most of the day sleeping.

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