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Mother, Son Work Together to Manage Autism

Mother, Son Work Together to Manage Autism

Daniel was 2 when he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. His speech, which had begun promisingly, waned. He began repeating certain behaviors – spinning in place or twirling things in front of his eyes. The next few years were a struggle, as gains would often be erased by regressions, none greater than when his father passed away from leukemia when Daniel was 4.

Boy Inspires Others by Overcoming a Stroke, Sickle Cell Anemia

Boy Inspires Others by Overcoming a Stroke, Sickle Cell Anemia

That hasn’t always been the case, though. All his life, Gary has been living with the pain and complications of sickle cell disease, a serious and lifelong disorder that causes the body to make sickle-shaped red blood cells, which are stiff and sticky. Blood flow in the blood vessels can become blocked anywhere in the body, causing pain, infection, and organ damage.

Baby’s Infectious Spirit Captivates the Hearts of Others Throughout Her Stay in the NICU

Baby’s Infectious Spirit Captivates the Hearts of Others Throughout Her Stay in the NICU

On Dec. 6, 2014, Kinley was born at 34 weeks. Kinley’s heart was on the wrong side of her body and she was missing her pulmonary artery and her right lung. Kinley had a few fusions in her ribcage and her vertebrae. The biggest problem was her esophageal atresia, which caused her esophagus to close in a blind-ended pouch rather than connecting normally to the stomach.

Pittsford Youth Fights on Against Cancer Diagnosis

Pittsford Youth Fights on Against Cancer Diagnosis

Four long years have passed since 6-year-old Craig Winter was diagnosed with cancer. And from the day of his first scan, the Pittsford boy has been a medical marvel. 

2016 Miracle Maker Award Recipients

2016 Miracle Maker Award Recipients

This year, we’ve chosen four truly exceptional local members and groups to present with Miracle Makers Awards. The award-winners are our neighbors and our friends, our family members and our colleagues. Yet with a remarkably strong commitment to helping children and an immense amount of work, they’ve chosen to become real, live heroes. Our hope is that in reading these stories, you draw inspiration and comfort in the power and drive our community holds to improve the lives of our future citizens.