Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

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Courtney Helen Kovak, 7, is an undiagnosed little girl with a seizure disorder, cortical blindness and is physically and mentally delayed. Her speech is limited. She is a beautiful girl inside and out. She loves music, books and looking at herself in the mirror. She is affectionate and loves to give big bear hugs.


Nicholas Asbell is a very happy 2-year-old. He was born with Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia and Cerebral Palsy. Nicholas is developmentally delayed and was diagnosed with seizures at age one. He just started walking several months ago and is so excited he can't sit still. He loves his beagle "Samantha" and listening to music of any kind. His parents say he is an angel on earth.


James Vogelmeier is 3 years old. He has trisomy 21. He had a heart condition called Partial AV canal, but it was completely corrected by his first birthday. He has had some health problems, but he is such a strong child that doesn't let it get him down. James loves the Wiggles and playing with his older brother and sister. He is a happy, sweet and very lovable child. His brother, sister, father and mother couldn't imagine life without him! …

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