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Viral Encephalitis Then Coma: Little Kirin Loses Almost Everything -UPDATE0
Viral Encephalitis Then Coma: Little Kirin Loses Almost Everything -UPDATE
Published: June 7, 2017 | 6 minute read

Against the odds, can she fight her way back? How is she doing today? Kirin lost almost all her function – and her prognosis was poor. Kirin was a well child until the age of fifteen months, when she suddenly became ill and began to have one seizure after another. She was rushed to the hospital, and following a spinal tap and a CT scan she was diagnosed with viral encephalitis.

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Prematurity and Developmental Delay0
Prematurity and Developmental Delay
Published: May 25, 2017 | 4 minute read

Reo Embraces a Brighter Future Reo’s mother had a difficult pregnancy, and at sixth months the baby was born by emergency C-section. With a birth weight of one kilogram, the baby was cyanotic, jaundiced, and in respiratory distress. Reo in traditional kimono and hakama celebrating the New Year’s holiday. Here he is holding a cat figure that customarily welcomes visitors to the home. Reo’s mother had a difficult pregnancy, and at sixth months the baby was born by emergency C-section.

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Learning Problems Success Story: Haylie0
Learning Problems Success Story: Haylie
Published: May 11, 2017 | 6 minute read

A Letter from Haylie A young woman recalls her experience on The Institutes Program and how it changed her life Haylie writes a letter to her family. Dear Family and Friends, I am writing to thank you for all of your help with overcoming my brain injury. For the last couple of years I have made a lot of progress and I don’t think of myself as brain-injured anymore.

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Success Story: Autism and Global Developmental Delay0
Success Story: Autism and Global Developmental Delay
Published: April 27, 2017 | 4 minute read

Malcolm’s mother recalls how far he’s come in just nine months When Malcolm was young, we started to notice that he was not developing like other children. While he passed his hearing tests, he did not respond to sounds often or when we called his name. He walked late, at 18 months old, and was very unstable and lost his balance frequently and fell. He did not speak, and he did not respond even to very loud sounds.

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Trisomy 21 Success Story: Egor0
Trisomy 21 Success Story: Egor
Published: April 11, 2017 | 3 minute read

Little Egor gets a great start for a great life. Egor was born with Trisomy 21. When this diagnosis is given to parents, it is often given with a prognosis that offers little hope for the child’s future. However, Egor’s parents were especially determined to make sure that Egor had the opportunity he needed to achieve his real potential. They immediately began looking for answers. When Egor was only 4 months old, they discovered the book “What to Do About Your Brain-Injured Child.

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