ChildServe's Feature Stories

Zach Voting Feature Story
Zach Voting

Going “above and beyond” is something you rarely hear the nursing staff at ChildServe talk about, even though it is something they do on a daily basis.

Chloe's Feature Story
Chloe's Story

For many parents of children with special healthcare needs, the hardest times can be the ones before the diagnosis.

Sarah's healing through humor
Sarah's Story

One of the first things Sarah’s therapists realized when she came to ChildServe was she’s got attitude.

Michael learning to communicate
Michael's Story

When most children are 18 months old, they are just starting to learn to communicate. When Michael reached this age, he stopped trying to communicate entirely.

Jordan's Story

Every summer, fun is the name of the game at Camp ChildServe. For Jordan, that meant trips to the swimming pool, quality time with friends...

Zach's Story

Anyone who has been in the halls of ChildServe’s long-term care unit has probably had a chat with Zach. With his bright red hair, big smile...

Xander's Story

Xander’s parents April and Tony never expected to learn that the key to solving his communication problems had very little to do with Xander talking.

Charlie's Story

At only 18 months old, Charlie has learned that a boy’s best friend is a cool set of wheels.

Team Splash 2016

Although ChildServe’s newly formed swim team won’t be going to Rio this summer for the Olympic Games, they did the next best thing. Sophia, Jordan, Lauren and McKenna...

Evie’s Story

Evie thought she was coming in for a scan. Little did she know, her family and ChildServe's Adaptive Equipment Program had a surprise waiting for her.

Maverick’s Story

When Maverick first started showing symptoms of autism, his pediatrician suggested day care as a way to develop his verbal skills...

Lucas’s Story

When Lucas was two years old, his parents Susan and Steve noticed that he wasn’t hitting the same developmental milestones...

Kendall’s Story

Kendall, age 2, went to childcare while her parents were at work, but the room was a little overwhelming for her...

Michelle’s Story

Michelle and her family packed up their belongings and said their goodbyes to family after a week-long vacation....

Will’s Story

Will knows all about commitment, determination, and hard work playing football and basketball...

Branden’s Story

At an early age, Branden struggled to reach his age appropriate developmental milestones ...

Tayveona’s Story

“Tayveona’s whole body was limp when I arrived. I watched the paramedics take her out of the house so quickly...

Hugh’s Story

The meaning of Hugh's name is "mind, heart, spirit."

Jack’s Story

Jack, 4, receives speech, occupational, and physical therapy at ChildServe.

Cecilia’s Story

“Cecilia is unique, gorgeous, and beautiful,” said Jordann, Cecilia’s mom...

Kellan’s Story

"Irresistibly" cute is what many are saying about young Kellan. With his catchy slogan t-shirts and constant smirk, he doesn't need...

Kylie’s Story

"If we could magically banish one aspect of Kylie's diagnosis it would easily be the feeding issues," said Kylie's mother, Amy.

Hadley’s Story

For young girls wanting to cheer competitively, the ability to speak clearly and loudly is an important skill. At three-years-old, Hadley had cheerleading dreams,…

Jerry’s Story

Activities like walking and riding a bike may seem simple for most teenage boys, but for Jerry, who has cerebral palsy, they were tiring, painful, and…

Bronwyn’s Story

In order to grow socially, two-year-old Bronwyn was in need of a childcare center specific to children with special health care needs. She was born.…

Eli's Story

Last fall, three-year-old Eli struggled to speak because of a rare genetic disorder. At most, he was only speaking one word to let others know…

Tessa's Story

Every day we see adults acting as mentors for the children and teens with whom their lives intertwine. But recently at ChildServe…

Cayden's Story

From the moment he was admitted to the Transitional Care Unit soon after it opened, Cayden’s bright blue eyes melted the heart of everyone….

Seth's Story

Easter Sunday happened to collide with Seth’s 13th birthday this year, and it turned out to be a day he will never forget, yet not fully remember, for the…

Breyton's Story

Breyten, born three months premature and diagnosed with Noonan Syndrome and chronic lung disease, spent the first nine months of his life in the…

Elliott & Amellia's Story

When Amellia was two years old, her mom noticed she wasn’t developing at the same pace as other kids her age. She had practically no vocabulary,…

Paul's Story

Ever since Paul started high school, he knew he wanted to act in a play and be a member of the drama club. Sounds simple enough, however, Paul had…

Molly's Story

Molly came to ChildServe when she was four years old, and she’s been living in one of our homes since it opened in 2007. In addition to her intellectual…

Nick's Story

Nick spends each day of the summer and school breaks with some of his favorite people - the friends and role models (staff) at ChildServe. And that enables…

Emily's Story

Emily attends a “mainstream” classroom at school, and she does very well, but sometimes she feels left out. She is very social, but she can’t always…

Alicia's Story

Alicia spent her first birthday in the hospital recovering from open-heart surgery. She was born with a congenital heart defect that meant her body…

Zach's Story

Three-year-old Zach was born with Spina Bifida, which meant serious long-term physical limitations. His parents knew he would never walk, but simply…

Rachel's Story

Imagine if your child had seizures every day, dropping to the ground without any warning, her eyes moving erratically, her lips turning blue, her whole…

Kristina's Story

It’s amazing the difference two months can make... especially in a place like ChildServe’s Transitional Care Unit!

Rose's Story

Just days before her seventh birthday, Rose experienced a brain bleed caused by a congenital malformation of veins. Surgeons, doctors, and…

Ellie's Story

When she was just a little older than three years, Ellie was diagnosed with moderate attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), classical…

Jerry's Story

When a child’s eyes glisten, and smile right along with their mouth, you know a part of their soul has been touched in a way that they will never forget.

Kyle's Story

For many teenage boys, the weekend exists for playing video games, watching favorite sports teams on television, playing in the yard, or exploring the…

Katie's Story

For the past 12 years, ChildServe has been the place that Katie calls home. She moved into our Continuing Care Unit when she was 9 years old…

Rebekah's Story

Two-year-old Rebekah was born with a medical condition so rare that it has been classified as an undiagnosed neuromuscular disorder. She also has…

Sophie's Story

Twice a week, Robbie Van Arkel helps Sophie Byers develop social skills, sometimes focusing on phone etiquette, other times using puppets to…

Santiago's Story

At ChildServe, we believe in giving every child whatever opportunities we can provide to find his or her own spirit and awaken it.

Teddy's Story

On Monday, Nov. 14, Teddy started his day just as any other. But around 8 a.m., everything came to a crashing halt for this 17-year-old Davis County…

Trinity's Story

Trinity was sixteen years old and had only been at ChildServe Habilitation Center (CHC) for about six months when she made the move to one of the…

John's Story

Turning 21 years old is a huge milestone in any young person’s life, but for those with developmental or intellectual disabilities or other special…

Abiities through Agility

You’ve all seen them on TV and watched in wonder as the beautiful dogs at the Westminster dog show deftly maneuver over bars,…

Steven's Story

Steven started using ChildServe services at a young age, and has even performed the national anthem at the annual Walk, Run, and Fun 4 the Kids. Now, at…

Alex's Story

When Alex first came to ChildServe, several everyday things were hard for him. Talking to and playing games with friends, sitting at the dining…

Davis's Story

Davis is four years old and has been making great strides in Physical Therapy over the last 18 months he has been coming to ChildServe. He has worked…

Colt's Story

When Colt first came to ChildServe, he struggled with a lot of things. He didn’t talk much, couldn’t organize his body, had difficulties planning…