We are proud and delighted of the progress our children achieve. A good number do so well they “graduate” from Children’s Rehab Network.

Here are some of our many success stories. All photos and information are used with parental permission.

Jasmine, September 2005. Jasmine, recent photo.

Jasmine

When Jasmine came to us she was on oxygen. She’s improved to the point she doesn’t need it any more. She walks independently and is beginning to talk. She loves playing with dolls. Here are two photos — the one on the left is from September 2005, when Jasmine first came to us, while the one on the right is a more recent photograph.

Noah

When Noah came to us he was on oxygen and monitors. Both are discontinued now. He continues to make excellent progress. He is walking, talking, and loves playing with trucks and action figures. Here are two photos — the one on the left is when Noah came in January 2005 and on the right a more recent photo.

Noah, January 2005. Noah, recent photo.
Paula, 1991. Paula, recent photo.

Paula

Paula came to us in 1991 when she was five months old. She was born prematurely, and in extremely fragile health. She did not have a diagnosis yet. She was unable to eat by mouth and had a gastric feeding tube and a fundoplication (a surgical procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease). She had apnea ― periodically stopped breathing and turned blue. Around one year of age she was finally diagnosed with Nemaline Myopathy, a neuromuscular disease that causes weakness of voluntary muscles. Her care focused on therapies and she made sustained progress. She walked at two. Her gastric tube was no longer necessary and removed. At five years of age, she went to kindergarten with a nurse in attendance. By second grade she no longer needed the nurse to go to school with her. Paula is doing wonderfully. She is a student at Stanford University studying history, art history and literature. She is involved in many campus activities. Here are two photos — the one on the left is when Paula came in 1991, and on the right a more recent photo.

Austin

Austin came to us in October 2008, with severe pulmonary hypertension and GERD. He was oxygen dependent, and G-tube dependent. Austin is no longer O2 dependant and crawls and walks with a walker. He still needs the G-tube for feeding, but we hope he will be able to discontinue that in the future. He is a happy boy – check out that mischevious look – and enjoys toys and exploring his environment. We are delighted and encouraged by his progress and hope you are too.

Austin, October 2008. Austin, recent photo.