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Down Syndrome Success Story: Mila 3/7/20170
Down Syndrome Success Story: Mila 3/7/2017
Published: March 7, 2017 | 6 minute read

Mila’s Story Mila at 3 months of age; this picture was before open heart surgery. We posted this image on top of her hospital bed to remind us of how perfect she is and full of love despite her medical challenges. Mila is a blessing to our family; she is our first daughter and the first granddaughter in the family. We are lucky to have such a wonderful little girl who is strong, determined and above all, very lovable.

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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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Developmental Delay: Victoria and Mother Write Their Own Success Story0
Developmental Delay: Victoria and Mother Write Their Own Success Story
Published: January 18, 2017 | 6 minute read

Victoria with her mother, father, and baby brother. Mother experienced a challenging pregnancy with early hemorrhaging, followed by numerous ultrasounds performed monthly. The air quality of their home in Mexico City was poor and parents worried about the ill effect on the baby. When it is was learned that the baby had the umbilical cord around her neck, a Caesarean delivery was scheduled. The baby’s birth cry was delayed and she was placed in an incubator at once.

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Genetic Abnormality: It is not a Life Sentence0
Genetic Abnormality: It is not a Life Sentence
Published: December 14, 2016 | 3 minute read

Reader’s Digest feature: Alex, a Brain-Injured Kid, proved the experts were wrong Photograph by Noah Farris When Alex was born, he was hypotonic and weak. Parents and doctors noticed he had abnormal facial features. The baby did not respond to people as much as other babies did. He was weak and did not smile. After genetic testing, he was diagnosed with Kleefstra Syndrome. He was one of only 100 children diagnosed with this genetic disorder at that time.

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What Mothers Know0
What Mothers Know
Published: December 8, 2016 | 8 minute read

What Mothers Know - First Six Months Are Critical To Development From the moment a baby is born, a struggle begins. Mother does her best to keep her baby close to her, and the world does its best to separate mother from baby. This is a mistake because mothers are the best teachers in the world for their babies. It starts with the well-meaning hospital staff who often whisk the baby away to a nursery far from mother.

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