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

Unbreakable Spirit of Kemani

Unbreakable Spirit of Kemani

Nine year old Kemani’s resilience amazes us all!

Kemani has been a patient of CDTC since he was two months old. He was born with Spina bifida and has a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt, which drains fluid from his brain. Unfortunately, the shunt has caused him a lot of aggravation over the past year and he has endured numerous hospitalizations and procedures to correct various issues. Continue reading

A New Service and a Brighter Smile for Emmanuel

A New Service and a Brighter Smile for Emmanuel

Emmanuel is an 18 year-old spirited young man who makes everyone around him smile.  He loves music, books, and going to church with his family.

He has been coming to CDTC for medical care since he was a baby – as he needs specialized treatment given his diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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Zaquoy is our hero

Zaquoy is our hero

Zaquoy is an exceptional 13 year old young man who was diagnosed with an extreme case of neurofibromatosis.  He has undergone multiple surgeries to maintain his health and faces more in the future. Continue reading