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  • Dx: Deaf and Developmentally Delayed: Henry Success Story

    Wed, Feb 13, 2019 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Henry fights for an ordinary life and gets an extraordinary one. Henry at age four, after surgery. A little more than 13 years ago, our son Henry was 7 weeks old and he had an appointment at the Portland Hospital to have a hearing test. He had failed what was called an echo-response test, a hearing test that all babies have in the first few days of their lives. I was told not to worry, as this test was notoriously unreliable, but that I would have to take him to a hospital to do another more definitive test just to be sure.

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  • What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child in Tokyo

    Fri, Feb 8, 2019 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Parents Come From Four Nations To Tokyo For more than a half century parents have been making their way from around the world to The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia to find answers for their brain-injured children and for almost that long, the staff of The Institutes have been traveling around the world to provide those answers closer to home whenever they could do so.

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  • Dx Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Hydrocephaly: Brody Success Story

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Little Brody is born 17 weeks early and given a 5% chance of survival Brody - Unexpected Blessing Born at 23 weeks of gestation, his parents were told he had only a 5% chance of survival. This pregnancy was a huge surprise to Mother and Father. Mother was told by her doctors that she would never conceive. Brody was conceived three months after the loss of father’s youngest brother due to a tragic car accident.

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  • Dx Post Natal Hypoxia: Matias Success Story

    Wed, Jan 2, 2019 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Poor Health and Language Development make the life of little Matias very difficult Father tells the story of his son’s journey from birth to the present Matias at the Institutes Matias, our second child, was born beautiful and perfect in our eyes. Despite being a month premature, his APGAR score was 9 and 9. When he was three weeks old, he suffered a hypoxic accident. We don’t know, if it was that he had a terrible pneumonia, or that he aspirated.

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  • Dx Trisomy 21: Floyd Success Story

    Fri, Nov 16, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Highly Intelligent and Socially Excellent, Little Floyd Inspires Others to help Hurt Kids in Australia Floyd sporting his Grow Foundation T-shirt with Dad at the event celebrating his selection as the recipient of a major grant from the foundation Floyd’s growth was picture-perfect, no hint of problems until 32nd week of life when his growth began slowing down slightly. However, the growth check confirmed that he was very healthy and of average size.

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  • What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child In Mexico City

    Wed, Sep 5, 2018 | Reading Time: 9 Minute Read
    Parents come from Seven Nations to Mexico City For more than a half century parents have been making their way from around the world to The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia to find answers for their brain-injured children and for almost that long, the staff of The Institutes have been traveling around the world to provide those answers closer to home whenever they could do so.

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