Our Hero, Tyler

Our Hero, Tyler

A Bundle of Energy

At first glance, 5-year-old Tyler is just another energetic, outgoing little boy. Walking into CDTC for his appointment, he’s all smiles and excited to have gotten out of school early to have his picture taken. Meeting with his Care Coordinator Sasha in the hallway, he’s quick to point out the details he remembers from their last meeting months ago. What snacks she offered; what he had to drink; what Mom asked for. Not a single detail escapes his impressively, sharp mind.

It’s hard to believe the challenges that same little boy faced beginning before he was even born. Continue reading

Life’s Blessings

Life’s Blessings

Today, Blessin is a happy and healthy five year old girl, but she had a difficult and frightening start to life. Blessin was born premature and weighed just three pounds. Her mother underwent an emergency C-section and she was born with water in her brain. Continue reading

Tony’s Goal: Independence

Tony’s Goal: Independence

Tony is a vibrant and intelligent 18 year old teenager who has been coming to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center since he was just 10 days old. Tony was born with Cerebral Palsy and also suffers from hearing loss. Continue reading

Nick Gives Back in the Research Program

Nick Gives Back in the Research Program

Nick is a 24 year old young man who is a true success story! He began his care at CDTC at age 8 and participated in an innovative global study through our Research Program because he wanted to help others. Nick’s desire to help others has not changed; today, he continues to show compassion, empathy and desire to learn more about the disease that affected him at birth. Continue reading

Layla’s Early Steps

Layla’s Early Steps

Layla’s family is very grateful for CDTC’s Early Steps program and the positive impact it has had on their daughter’s development over the past 6 months.  Layla Jean was born at only 29 weeks.  During her 94 day NICU stay she endured countless medical procedures, including the insertion of chest tubes to repair collapsed lungs, five blood transfusions and open heart surgery. Continue reading