Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

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Patrick H. Gregg, 15, and younger brother Josiah Raymond Gregg, 6, were both born with a rare genetic disorder called Neonatal Adrenaleukodystrophy. Patrick is blind, partially deaf and is severely and profoundly developmentally delayed. Josiah has a trache and had a liver transplant and partial bone marrow transplant when he was two years old. Patrick enjoys swimming and Josiah loves horses and enters a yearly reading contest that is sponsored by the Congress Library for the Blind. Their parents, Ron and Deenna Gregg of Clinton, Iowa, love them both very much.


Austin Jeremiah Scudder is 22 months old and has Cerebral Palsy. Austin is a happy little boy who loves his parents and enjoys Elmo, Baby Einstine videos, and swimming at the YMCA. His grandmother Joy says that he's a sweet, loveable and sassy child, and a "gift to our family."


Lilly Isabella Lutterman, 2, is "a blessing," according to her mother Debbie. …

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