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Meet our Patients

Meet our patients featured in the Be The Reason campaign. 




Meet Cami

Age: 4

Diagnosis: Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Prematurity, Short Bowel Syndrome

Cami was born via emergency c-section at 25 weeks and 2 days gestation weighing just 1 lb. 7 oz.

Now three years old, Cami is thriving. To look at her, you would never guess she had such a difficult start to her life. 

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Meet Ivy

Age: 10

Diagnosis: refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Ivy isn’t quite ten years old yet, but she’s already dealt with a daunting illness during her young life.

Ivy was diagnosed with refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Meet Bennett

Age: 4

Diagnosis: Complex Congenital Heart Disease

To keep him off the heart transplant list, Bennett's parents chose a rare, risky procedure called Double Switch.

Follow Bennett's family's journey through this life-saving surgery to save their son.

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Meet Sawyer

Age: 7

Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder

At a little over age 2, Sawyer was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Sawyer is now 7 and his parents, Amy and Eric, focus on the progress they have seen in Sawyer in recent years. In part because of the teachers, therapists and aides he works with, in part because they have learned how to best support Sawyer.

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Meet Walker

Age: 3

Diagnosis: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Born with just half a heart, Walker has endured three open-heart surgeries and a heart transplant.

Today, Walker is able to run and play with his brothers.

Follow Walker's Journey

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