Strongest Little Girl

In 2011, we adopted our daughter, Rae, from China. She was part of the special needs program through our agency. When we chose to do special needs adoption, we knew how good Children’s Hospital was, and that they would help us with whatever needs our daughter may have. Little did we know how special Children’s was and how wonderful they were going to be to our daughter.

Before we even met our daughter we were working with the international adoption clinic to help us meet her needs. We knew our daughter had ITP and strabismus when we adopted her, but little did we know the extent of what she needed. The clinic was prepared to help us get to the right specialist once she was checked out with them.

Upon arriving home, we realized she was sicker than we knew and need to be seen earlier than anticipated. The clinic helped us get into the hematology clinic for her to be seen, and later to the dental clinic.

Dr. Mark Ranalli was the first doctor to see our daughter and to start our journey to see what we can do to help Rae and to know exactly what type of ITP she had. Four months after Rae’s arrival we had something rock our world. We found her one morning in full grand mal seizure, and had to be rushed to our local hospital and then onto Nationwide. We found out that our daughter had suffered a stroke in her early life, which was quite a shock to us. This is when we met Dr. Charlotte Jones. She helped us through that time, and continues to help us since she has been diagnosed with epilepsy. Dr. Jones has helped us get services for her to thrive and overcome learning issues due to her brain injury.

In the past 4 1/2 years Rae has endured several surgeries, multiple doctor visits, and numerous finger sticks and blood draws. Without the care of loving doctors and nurses at Children’s, we are not sure if our daughter would be as healthy as she is today. Rae calls Nationwide her “butterfly hospital”. She is truly a butterfly herself. She has blossomed since coming into our family. If she has met anyone at Children’s she usually remembers them. She has her favorites from Jackie in the Infusion clinic to Joan and Kay from the ITP team. Rae herself makes quite an impression where ever she goes as well.

We are so thankful for everyone who has taken care of our daughter. Everyone there helps us work together to see Rae thrive and live the best life she can.

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In 2011, we adopted our daughter, Rae, from China. She was part of the special needs program through our agency. When we chose to do special needs adoption, we knew how good Children’s Hospital was, and that they would help us with whatever needs our daughter may have. Little did we know how special Children’s was and how wonderful they were going to be to our daughter.

Before we even met our daughter we were working with the international adoption clinic to help us meet her needs. We knew our daughter had ITP and strabismus when we adopted her, but little did we know the extent of what she needed. The clinic was prepared to help us get to the right specialist once she was checked out with them.

Upon arriving home, we realized she was sicker than we knew and need to be seen earlier than anticipated. The clinic helped us get into the hematology clinic for her to be seen, and later to the dental clinic.

Dr. Mark Ranalli was the first doctor to see our daughter and to start our journey to see what we can do to help Rae and to know exactly what type of ITP she had. Four months after Rae’s arrival we had something rock our world. We found her one morning in full grand mal seizure, and had to be rushed to our local hospital and then onto Nationwide. We found out that our daughter had suffered a stroke in her early life, which was quite a shock to us. This is when we met Dr. Charlotte Jones. She helped us through that time, and continues to help us since she has been diagnosed with epilepsy. Dr. Jones has helped us get services for her to thrive and overcome learning issues due to her brain injury.

In the past 4 1/2 years Rae has endured several surgeries, multiple doctor visits, and numerous finger sticks and blood draws. Without the care of loving doctors and nurses at Children’s, we are not sure if our daughter would be as healthy as she is today. Rae calls Nationwide her “butterfly hospital”. She is truly a butterfly herself. She has blossomed since coming into our family. If she has met anyone at Children’s she usually remembers them. She has her favorites from Jackie in the Infusion clinic to Joan and Kay from the ITP team. Rae herself makes quite an impression where ever she goes as well.

We are so thankful for everyone who has taken care of our daughter. Everyone there helps us work together to see Rae thrive and live the best life she can.

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