condition: Cerebral Palsy

Carson’s Story

Carson is a bubbly, happy little 7-year-old boy who can be found swiftly zooming around in his wheelchair, complete with light up wheels. But when he was born, he wasn’t expected to live very long. His prognosis was extremely poor. Although his family hoped for the best, they were prepared for the worst. Carson was […]

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Joel’s Story

Joel loves swimming, fishing, bowling, playing Buddy Ball baseball, getting A’s and B’s in school, and telling jokes. Unstoppable Joel does all of these things from his power chair and with his communication device. You see, Joel has cerebral palsy. Joel’s journey with Nationwide Children’s Hospital began the day he was born due to his […]

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EmmeClaire’s Story

EmmeClaire was adopted from China in the summer of 2012 when she was 15 months old. Emme’s paperwork did not have any details on her diagnosis beyond “delayed.” When her family arrived in China and met her, they found out that Emme was unable to walk or crawl. Upon arriving home, Emme was seen at […]

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Hailey’s Story

Who rides on two wheels, defies all odds against her and can light up the room with her smile? Patient Champion Hailey! Hailey’s first few months of life certainly were not easy. She was born with Pulmonary Hypertension, a Grade 2 Intraventricular Hemorrhage, Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), and an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). Little Hailey’s […]

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Our Journey

We started our journey here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital a little over six years ago. We started seeing A’niya’s seizures when she was three months old. We brought her in and they began testing. At this time I was still only 17 years old. I was scared, confused and hurt. December 10th of 2010 is […]

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Emma’s Story

Emma Dickman was born thirteen weeks early, weighing only 2 lbs 14 oz., and spent the first 72 days of her life in the NICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. One week before her first birthday, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy, or CP, is a condition that causes movement difficulties. It results from […]

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D’Marion’s Story

D’Marion, also known as “Mari,” is a hero in every form of the word. To everyone he meets, he is an example of bravery and strength. An actual real-life hero to his family and friends – Mari fittingly loves superheroes, especially Batman and Superman. Mari’s courageous journey began when he was born full term, but […]

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Quentin’s Story

Quentin was born 15 weeks early at Riverside Methodist Hospital in January 2013. A breathing tube was placed immediately and he was whisked away to the NICU. This was day one of our 316 day hospital stay. After 3 weeks at Riverside, Quentin was transported to the Main Campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital because it […]

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Grayson and Scarlett’s Beginning

At 25 weeks and 5 days, Grayson and Scarlett decided they could no longer wait to come into our world. They cried on their own, little cries which suited their 1 pound, 15 ounces, and 2 pound bodies. They were wheeled from the OR to the NICU and into the plastic boxes that I later […]

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