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Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Diego 3/25/20150
Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Diego 3/25/2015
Published: March 25, 2015 | 3 minute read

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy Prognosis: Very Poor Outcome: Wow A Hero’s Welcome Just a few months after finding out she was pregnant, Diego’s mother was told that the baby had a genetic abnormality. Soon after delivery, it was found that the baby had a mitral valve prolapse. As a result of the prolapse, the baby would often lose consciousness. Little Diego spent the first month of his life in the hospital.

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A Boy Takes His First Steps 1/20/20150
A Boy Takes His First Steps 1/20/2015
Published: January 20, 2015 | 2 minute read

Brain Injured Child Walks We are so proud of this Russian family – a brain injured child walks for the first time! Their son, Nikolay, just began to walk. Here is a note from his mother and a video of his first steps. “A bit more than two years ago we heard about Mr. Doman and his work with brain-injured children. You can’t imagine how glad we were to get the invitation to Pisa.

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The Institutes Goes to the US Open0
The Institutes Goes to the US Open
Published: September 11, 2014 | 2 minute read

This week members of The Institutes staff were invited to the US Open semifinals as the guests of tennis player Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is currently ranked as the number-one tennis player in the world. Novak has a long history of giving back to the community In addition to being a tennis superstar, Djokovic has an impressive record of helping people in need. He founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007, which has helped Serbian children in need, including orphans in war-torn communities and children in cities that were crippled by floods earlier this year.

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Hurt Kids Success Story: Kira 6/18/20140
Hurt Kids Success Story: Kira 6/18/2014
Published: July 18, 2014 | 1 minute read

Hurt Kids Success Story Kira Kira was born with a congenital malformation of her nose. She was not breathing or sucking by herself. She had two surgeries on her nose, the first 16 days after birth and the second just after her first birthday. The Institutes program at home, Kira was not yet able to crawl or creep. When the staff saw Kira for the first time, she had just turned two years old and was creeping about 300 meters a day.

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Trisomy 21 Success: Maria and Anna 6/18/20140
Trisomy 21 Success: Maria and Anna 6/18/2014
Published: June 18, 2014 | 1 minute read

Maria, and her twin sister, Anna, were diagnosed with Trisomy 21 at birth. Both Mother and Father attended the What to Do About Your Brain Injured Child course when they were 11 months old. At sixteen months of age, Maria was diagnosed with leukemia, and was immediately hospitalized. During Maria’s long hospital stay, her parents made certain she had the opportunity to creep. As a result, Maria walked for the first time while still in the hospital.

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