Family Stories

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Alia's Story » 2020-Mar-10

Alia's Story Alia was 30 months old when she was diagnosed with autism. After learning this our family had many questions including "What does this mean for Alia?" and "How can we help her?" We wanted to make sure Alia still had every opportunity to live her best life. In the beginning Alia was referred for an Early Intervention Program at another organization. However, a Resource Teacher at a City day care saw opportunities for Alia to benefit from George Jeffrey Children&r ...

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Darius' Story » 2019-Sep-05

Darius spent a few months in critical care and underwent many surgeries which delayed his development. He was only a few months old when he was referred to George Jeffrey Children's Centre. Darius has a unique case. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, which has challenges including low muscle tone and other developmental issues. However, Darius also has Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) which constantly causes Dariu ...

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Kaleigh's Story » 2019-Feb-28

Kaleigh was born with Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down Syndrome. This meant Kaleigh immediately began receiving care from George Jeffrey Children’s Centre as an infant. She has continued making weekly visits for over a decade. Kaleigh’s care started with Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy was eventually added to the roster. Cindy (Kaleigh’s mom) fondly shared, “We have always been impressed with the level of service we have recei ...

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S├ębastian's Story » 2018-Nov-08

Moving and Proud. This is Sébastian's Story. After a normal pregnancy, Sébastian arrived right on time in January 2013. We were excited, happy, and lucky to be home within two days. As time quickly passed, we learned Sébastian had severe reflux and would cry as if in pain during tummy time. Then by the six month mark he was not yet&nb ...

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Sarah's Story » 2018-Aug-29

CONFIDENT AND SMILING -  This is Sarah’s Story:  Sarah is a very active, bright, confident, and always smiling 10 year old girl. She enjoys hiking, cheerleading, girl guides, and helping with the alter service at her church. What someone may not know is that Sarah has lower limb Cerebral Palsy. ...

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