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FAMILY STORY: Alyson

Alyson’s birth changed her parents’ lives. Richard and Teresa’s bouncing baby girl stole their hearts and became the center of their world. Everything appeared normal, but Teresa knew something was amiss. “I had that intuition mothers get,” she remembers.  Even when tests showed Alyson, now 20, was an average, healthy infant, the new mom’s suspicion continued. “I pushed the doctors as much as I could to find an answer.” 

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FAMILY STORY: Caillou

Imagine learning that there is something wrong with your unborn baby and there is nothing you can do about it. That was November for Doreen, mother to 6 ½ month old Caillou. Doreen was pregnant and living with her family, which includes two other children, in Window Rock, Arizona when her diabetes and high blood pressure became cause for concern. It was soon discovered that her unborn son had a serious congenital heart defect and she herself was in danger of preeclampsia.

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FAMILY STORY: Matt

Matt is an optimist. He always keeps a positive attitude and laughs things off easily. This unparalleled positivity is admirable in anyone, but is especially remarkable considering what Matt, and his family, has been through.

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FAMILY STORY: Kate and Carolyn

One day, Kate woke up and could not walk. Unable to determine the reason for her immobility, doctors recommended she travel from her home in Prescott Valley, Arizona to the neurological rehab unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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