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Teen Choir Singer with Autism Inspires Confidence among Others with Special Needs

Teen Choir Singer with Autism Inspires Confidence among Others with Special Needs

Once a shy 10-year old, Kaylee Rogers has come out of her shell in the last four years thanks to her love of music. Kaylee, who has autism and ADHD, has blossomed into a confident choir singer at the Killard House Special School, a school for children with special needs in Northern Ireland. “She was a very reserved, non-communicative, anxious child…but we noticed she always enjoyed singing in the class,” her school principal noted. “When she sings, she just opens up into the beautiful young girl she is and shows the talent she has.” The school, with just 200 students, is one of many around the world that fosters talent and inspires confidence in children with special needs and learning difficulties.

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Girl’s Service Dog May One Day Save Her Life

Girl’s Service Dog May One Day Save Her Life

Eight-year old Suzy Brunk from Tempe, AZ has autism and is non-verbal. She also has epilepsy, causing her to have severe seizures. Although Suzy’s childhood hasn’t been easy, a 2.5-year old golden retriever named Irish changed everything for the young girl. After Suzy’s family—along with help from their community—saved money for 9 months, Suzy received the service dog, who is trained to know when Suzy is about to have a seizure. Service dog training company AZ Goldens taught Irish to detect a specific scent and to alert an adult when Suzy is about to have a seizure. Recognizing a seizure before it happens is a critical step in making sure Suzy isn’t injured during an episode.

The Miracle League Knocks it Out of the Ballpark

The Miracle League Knocks it Out of the Ballpark

The Montgomery Miracle League (MML)—a sports group located in Montgomery, Alabama that provides kids with cognitive and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball—celebrated their 10th anniversary with a special event at the Miracle League Field. Donors, supporters, and volunteers for the MML were invited to attend the celebration, along with the 120 young baseball players who live with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, Spina Bifida, deafness and blindness.

Also joining the event were MML’s “Dogs on Call” volunteers, who have been bringing their service dogs to the ballpark since 2011 for moral support, anxiety reduction, and to run the bases with the players. “The MML was a true miracle in the social and cognitive development of my child,” says Kerry Cherry, director and volunteer photographer for MML. Organized sports have fostered a great sense of belonging among kids with disabilities, and the MML, along with other Leagues nationwide, have made great strides in the socialization and emotional well-being of their team members by encouraging, accepting, and including everyone who has a desire to play.

Thousands Respond to Terminally-Ill Boy’s Birthday Card Drive

Thousands Respond to Terminally-Ill Boy’s Birthday Card Drive

More than 14,000 letters and 3,000 packages  have led to the happiest birthday for a terminally ill 9-year-old boy. When the parents of Bubby Everson, who contracted fatal cytomegalovirus at birth, called on the community to help them celebrate their son’s upcoming birthday, they did not anticipate the tremendous outpouring of support their card drive would generate. “We feel absolutely blessed. The amount of love from strangers is overwhelming and it fills our heart,” Bubby’s father commented, of the piles of mail coming in from all over the world. Bubby, who is also diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, scoliosis, and other conditions, is not expected to live into his teen years due to his rare condition. The family wants to make every birthday as special as possible for their son: “We take every day like it’s the last, because we don’t know when that’s going to be.”

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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