condition: Autism

Benjamin’s Story

Benjamin has always been unique, loving, and very strong willed. But while other children his age were learning to use words, Benjamin remained nonverbal. He had repetitive play behavior and acted very rigid to changes in the environment. He would flap his arms when he was happy, but would hit his head when he was […]

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Marissa’s Story

When you meet Marissa, it is hard to believe that this beautiful young lady could have a problem in the world. But the truth is that she knows what it is like to struggle. Unfortunately, 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with autism – and Marissa is that one. Diagnosed with autism at only 18 months old, Marissa […]

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Jackson’s Story

Wearing headphones that dwarf his small ears, Jackson sat transfixed on the Disney cartoon playing on his I-pad while his parents talked about his attraction to electronics and his tendency to watch air conditioners, fans, washing machines — anything that moves. Maybe little boys are just quirky, thought Jackson’s mom, Christine Pichler.  But when Jackson, […]

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Sawyer’s Story

Staring at a page of a Pokémon book, Sawyer shakes and lifts his arms and legs, and waves his hands excitedly, appearing as if he’s break dancing. If he could, he would continue pouring over the book for most of the day – never eating, drinking or moving from that one spot in the living […]

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Hunter the Hero

Hunter Drayce Miller is the son of Dewey and Cassidy Miller. Hunter was born premature at 28 weeks on September 4, 2011 at 12:27 a.m. due to pregnancy complications. At the time of his birth Hunter weighed 2lbs 6 oz. and he was given a 50% chance of surviving. After the initial challenge of helping […]

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Aiden’s Story

Aiden was always afraid to go to the doctor. But that was exactly where he needed to go to get a jump start on ensuring that he would be able to reach his fullest potential. Fortunately for Aiden, he didn’t have to go anywhere. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile came to him. The Ronald McDonald […]

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Izzy’s Story

Izabella, known as “Izzy,” has been loved fiercely by her mama and mommy long before she was even born. Izzy’s moms, Ashley and Kelly, found out about Izzy when her birth mother was 12 weeks pregnant. They knew right away that Izzy belonged in their family and that they needed to adopt her. At 16 […]

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