Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

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Hannah Danielle Moon, 3, loves to help out in the kitchen! Hannah, who has cerebral palsy, attends preschool three days a week. She loves her teacher and friends there. Some of her favorite activities are swimming, telling ghost stories, and helping her Mom cook. Hannah lives with her parents, Wayne and Kellie, in Oxford, AL. Hannah is looking forward to becoming a big sister on Valentine's Day.

Say Cheeseburger! Wendell Fletcher Wood, 4 1/2, has CHARGE association, a rare genetic disorder. Wendell was born with a defect of the left eye, profound deafness, ear abnormalities, facial palsy, repaired heart defects, genital hypoplasia, and vocal cord paralysis, and needed a feeding tube. He has received Electronic Stimulator Therapy. Wendell has since had his tube removed, and a week later enjoyed his first burger and fries. Wendell loves Scooby-Doo and playing with his siblings He lives on a farm in Clarence, MO with his parents Wendi and Lee, sister, Gretchen, 6 1/2, and brother, Riley, 3.

Joshua (Joshy) William Kahrmann, 8, is all smiles! Joshy was diagnosed with Leigh disease. He attends Beaver Acres Elementary School, where he enjoys listening to stories, walking in a gait trainer, and scooting around in his adaptive chair. Joshy also loves upbeat music, like Disney songs. Joshy lives in Aloha, OR, with his Mom, Traci, Dad, Bill, and little brother, Michael, 3.

Two smiles are brighter than one! Twins, Caanan and Jordan Williams, 8, pose for a portrait with their stepmother, Octavia Paul. …

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