Five years ago, Brandi Wright and Mike Williams moved their daughter Jordyn into ChildServe’s Long-Term Care program
When Vincent began attending Autism Day Health a year and a half ago, he was a totally different child. His parents Grant and Jennifer watched Vincent’s life change for the better once he started receiving support from the experts at ChildServe.
When their son Alex was born with medical complications, Katie and Ryan felt overwhelmed. With support from Homecare nursing, their whole family found ways to move forward together.
Jeremiah nervously walked the grounds at Blank Children’s Hospital, deep in thought about what the future held. His 8-year-old daughter Lila had been hit by a drunk driver. Even though her injuries were serious, he refused to be bitter or hateful.
When their son Micah was born, Laura and Matt knew he was a big miracle with a big purpose. Born prematurely at 23 weeks, Micah faced feeding challenges, muscle weakness and poor coordination.
Our attitude is the one thing in life we can always control, but it’s easier said than done. Despite being young and living through some tough situations, 19-year-old Aim has already mastered the skill of facing life with a smile.
Having the right support can turn life’s challenges into opportunities to grow. With the help of her parents and multiple services at ChildServe, four-year-old Paige has done just that.
Less than 100 people worldwide have the genetic condition called Bainbridge-Ropers Syndrome. Five-year-old Freya is one of them.
Camden was born completely deaf. He first began to interact with the world of sound as a 13-month-old, after he underwent surgery to receive cochlear implants in both ears. Camden’s parents brought him to ChildServe to partner with a team of experts who could help him make the most of his cochlear implants.
Rachel is a spirited 21-year old whose smile can light up a room. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth and required services and special support. Sheila, Rachel’s case manager, has partnered with Rachel and her family for over 12 years.
Even the most carefully laid plans can change in an instant. For 18-year old Chase, a car accident in December of his senior year of high school changed almost every aspect of his life.
Gracen’s Story Service Brain Injury Rehabilitation 10-year-old Gracen was enjoying Christmas break in Wisconsin with her family when the snowmobile she was riding with her parents suddenly collided with another snowmobile. Despite wearing a high-quality helmet, Gracen...
Going above and beyond is all in a day’s work for ChildServe staff members when a “great life” moment is on the line. When Zach wanted to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election, they worked with a local electoral official and arranged transportation and care to help him get to and from an early-voting satellite location.
After Jairika’s car crash, she noticed she didn’t quite feel the same. She had headaches, difficulty focusing and lost sensation in part of her left leg and foot. She didn’t have confidence walking or driving because she could no longer visually scan her area and react quickly.
At just 18 months old, Charlie has learned that a boy’s best friend is a cool set of wheels. Charlie was born with a heart defect that required him to be in the hospital for the first eight months of his life.
When Hattie was born, she could fit in the palms of your hands. After 18 weeks in the NICU, Hattie and her parents were referred to ChildServe’s Developmental Clinic to help monitor her progress and educate her parents on her physical, emotional and nutritional needs.
For many families, mealtime is about spending quality time together. But at Hunter’s house, mealtime was a constant source of stress. Touching, smelling or even looking at a food he didn’t like made Hunter run away or melt down at the table.
“Irresistibly” cute is what many are saying about young Kellan. With his catchy slogan t-shirts and constant smirk, he doesn’t need any help stealing the show, yet his freshly painted helmet brings him some additional attention these days.
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.
How can parents of children with special healthcare needs ease their anxiety about leaving their child with someone else? That’s the question Cindy asked herself while searching for respite options for her son, Aedyn.
As a young girl in Las Vegas, Rylee’s spirit and personality radiated in everything she did. She was incredibly active and showed exceptional promise on the soccer field. After an accident in 2012, the heart and strength that she usually reserved for the soccer field was redirected to another battle.
“Cecilia is unique, gorgeous, and beautiful,” said Jordann, Cecilia’s mom. She’s also had more medical challenges in her two years of life than many adults. To assist with Cecilia’s medical needs and help her parents in every way possible, ChildServe Homecare was the best option.
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 challenging. Last year, Jerry moved into a ChildServe group home and began intensive physical therapy to increase his strength.
Kendall, age 2, went to childcare while her parents were at work, but the room was a little overwhelming for her. Her parents, Steven and Ashley, looked into ChildServe’s Day Health program to meet Kendall’s specific needs.
In order to grow socially, two-year-old Bronwyn was in need of a childcare center specific to children with special health care needs. As part of the Day Health program at the ChildServe Woodland Center, Bronwyn now has an individualized care plan and receives occupational, speech, and physical therapy all in one place.
Hunter has changed a lot in the past 12 weeks. He’s sleeping through the night, he’s much less afraid of trying new foods and he is able to focus on tasks and conversations without getting too overwhelmed or distracted. But Angie, Hunter’s mom, is most excited about what she says is the biggest change in her son: he’s happier.
Just months after Maverick started attending Autism Day Health, Krissy saw tremendous improvement in her son.
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.
For many parents of children with special healthcare needs, the hardest times can be the ones before the diagnosis. This was the case for Mindi and her daughter, Chloe. After years of searching for an answer, ChildServe helped Mindi find one.
Before coming to ChildServe, 16-year-old Sarah spent several months in the hospital recovering from a car crash. In addition to broken bones and internal injuries, she sustained large wounds and lost a lot of muscle and tissue.
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.