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JoJo

Jojo’s Family

Jojo was born deaf, but received cochlear implants as an infant. His mother, Gretchen, is his biggest supporter. She looks into things to make sure Jojo gets what he needs and says the support they've received from Specialized Care for Children has a wonderful impact on the family.

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The Smolka Family

Sam is visually impaired and wears braces on her legs to help her walk. She doesn't let her health issues, or what anybody says, limit what she can do. Find out the advice Sam lives by.

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Cordell

Cordell’s Family

This teenager took responsibility for his health, setting goals and overcoming what he thought was not possible. He takes his medications and works his breathing treatments into his routine so he can run competitively despite having Cystic Fibrosis.

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The Barrientos Family

The Barrientos Family

CJ has cleft lip and palate. His care coordination team helped get him a device he uses to communicate with his teachers and classmates. They also work with his therapy providers to make sure the services CJ needs are covered.

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Drew's Family

Drew’s Family

After a typical pregnancy and birth, Drew was diagnosed with a heart murmur and congenital heart defect. Drew's mom learned Specialized Care for Children can help with many things that are not covered by insurance.

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The Kosnar Family

The Kosnar Family

Erica has cerebral palsy, seizures, and hydrocephalus. The family was relieved at how simple the application process was. Now they have guidance and support, and mother, Evonne, enjoys networking with parents and learning about health disabilities.

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The Jones Family

Gavin has a rare neuromuscular abnormality. He is in a wheelchair, has a tracheotomy tube and requires in-home nursing. Father, Gordon, values the information he receives from his care coordinator.

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