Grace’s birth was normal with no complications and full-term. She reached all her early milestones from birth-4 months. Grace met the requirements for First Steps, and a therapist was assigned to her at one years old. During the course of First Steps, Grace began to stop moving her left side. The test results from genetics came back and it was determined that Grace is diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation; she is the fourth in the nation, possibly the world, with this genetic mutation. She is the first female with the mutation. It is so rare, that there is no name and no research on the mutation. The mutation is prohibiting protein from being transferred to one part of her cells to another part that is vital for physical and cognitive development. There is no cure, no medicine, no knowledge on what is happening to her. “Intense therapy” is the only recommendation that her doctors gave.

Story of the Month (July 2019)

Jenna has been diagnosed with severe Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy as a result of her extreme premature birth. While Jenna is unable to care for herself, she has been given a very sharp mind. She graduated last year from Middle School as a straight A student and was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Through the local Disabled Sports Association (DASA) she has participated in summer camps, wheelchair soccer, swimming and a few other activities.
Jenna loves to draw. From the time that she could hold a pencil she was always doodling. Her desire is to be an animator with Walt Disney. We too would love to see her attain this dream of making a living through her artwork.



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