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  • Dx West Syndrome: Lucas Success Story

    Fri, Apr 24, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Can Lucas Have A Second Chance? Lucas before he started on the program Lucas was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a chromosomal abnormality, and developmental delay in the first few months of his life. At two years of age, he was blind, deaf, paralyzed, speechless, and he could not use his hands. Lucas’s parents attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child Course and began working intensively with him at home.

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  • Dx Cerebral Palsy: Sara Success Story

    Thu, Apr 2, 2020 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    After 12 years in a wheel chair Sara fights to be free Every time that Sara arrives at The Institutes she works out on the overhead ladder The beginning of Sara’s life Our daughter was born 25 years ago in Empoli, Italy. It was a difficult birth, I had a preeclampsia with an internal haemorrhage. We knew that our little daughter was in trouble. Shortly after birth, Sara was diagnosed with “Spastic Cerebral Palsy”.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Manuela Success Story

    Thu, Feb 13, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    One little girl with an extra chromosome and no mother or father finds the family she deserves Manuela today Manuela is my adopted daughter, and I realized she had a problem at birth. The lawyer for the adoption process reported that she was born with a genetic problem and that we were free to retract the process. I already felt Manuela was my daughter. Although I felt scared, it seemed to me that my daughter was the same, she just had an extra chromosome.

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  • Dx Hydrocephalus: George Success Story

    Thu, Jan 23, 2020 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Little George had a rough start but he is making up for lost time Mother tells his story A handsome little boy with a big mountain to climb George was born full term after a normal pregnancy. He was delivered by C-section after medication failed to begin labor. He tested 9 and 9 on his Apgar Tests. He fed relatively well and he was sent home as normal. Baby George needed to have brain surgery three times in the first seven months of his life But, his head was growing too fast and at 3 weeks old he had an ultrasound.

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  • Halloween 2019

    Thu, Nov 7, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    It does not have to be all about ghosts and goblins and glucose Parents from around the world are gathered in The Children’s Center to learn what celebrities have arrived from The Evan Thomas Institute to celebrate Halloween Halloween has traveled around the world. In the United States it is celebrated by more Americans than almost any other cultural event except the 4th of July. It used to be kids only but now baby boomers have decided they do not want to grow up and Halloween has become a good excuse for a party with costumes and a lot of beloved junk food for adults of all ages.

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  • The Brothers and Sisters of Our Hurt Kids Make Great Parents

    Fri, Oct 18, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Baby Sarah at five months with Mom and Dad One of the common, and sadly, enduring myths is that when a family has a child with a serious neurological problem the well children in the family will suffer because the hurt child will get all the attention. Over sixty years of living night and day with the families of hurt children has taught us that the truth is exactly the opposite.

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  • Dx Language Developmental Delay

    Fri, Oct 4, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Sebastian proves that the brain really does grow by use Sebastian at eight, hitting his stride and ready to attend school with his peers Beautiful baby Sebastian, propped up with pillows so he could sit he also needed a monitor for his breathing Sebastian was born in Brussels, Belgium. His Father is Colombian, and I am Mexican. He was born by caesarean section. At the precise moment of his birth, the paediatrician told us that Sebastian had noisy breathing.

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  • Dx Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jonathon says really?

    Fri, Sep 20, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    After a good start as a baby, little Jonathon’s development is seriously derailed. Can he find the help he needs to get back on track? Mother tells his story. Jonathon today – bright, capable and determined Jonathan was born after a full term pregnancy seven years ago. Initially he developed as a normal child. He was crawling and moving around at roughly the same age as his older sister and showed good eye contact.

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  • What To Do About Your Brain-injured Child: Singapore August 2019

    Fri, Aug 16, 2019 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    “Our New Journey Starts Now” Some members of the Class of 2019 The Institutes has been presenting the What To About Your Brain-injured Child course in Singapore since 2003. What a pleasure it was to return there once again this year to teach our parents who came not only from Singapore but Australia, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates. Staff members from Brasil, Japan, and the United States traveled to Singapore to present the course.

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  • Developmental Delay: Diego Success Story

    Wed, May 1, 2019 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    After eight years treading water, Mother tells us what her little boy accomplished in five short months Deep in my heart, I always knew something was wrong with Diego. However, it was not until he was two years old when I started asking myself “Why can’t my son say any words?” At that time, Diego could only say the letter “e”. It was then when we started looking for answers and doing all kinds of studies and therapies to try to help Diego to talk.

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  • Dx Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum and Developmental Delay: Jaden Success Story

    Wed, Dec 12, 2018 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Mother Tells the Story of Jaden’s Pathway to Wellness Philadelphia – Here I am! Jaden had a natural birth at 37 weeks. He appeared normal, and was very quiet as a baby. With our other two older kids, we were busy juggling between home and work, and we didn’t pay much attention to his physical growth and development, assuming time would do its job. It was not until his new pediatrician noticed that he could not roll over or reach for an object in front of him, that he was extensively evaluated by the paediatric neurology team.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Diego 3/25/2015

    Wed, Mar 25, 2015 | Reading Time: 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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  • Dx Epilepsy and Developmental Delay: Anwar Success Story UPDATED

    Mon, Feb 27, 2012 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    The Grateful Parents of Anwar Tell His Story Baby Anwar with his Teddy and his tubes – not a happy boy When Anwar was born we knew almost immediately something was different. At first, it was just a few small difficulties and a feeling that kept growing with each passing day. Then months passed and milestones were being missed and the signs just kept piling up. It couldn’t be ignored anymore, even with the doctors telling us there was nothing to be worried about we knew deep down that there was.

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