2015 Family Advocacy Day Hero -- Chase

Flaherty.Chase.ver.2.jpgChase was born at only 27 weeks gestation. He was diagnosed at birth with cerebral palsy, a stage 4 brain bleed, chronic lung disease and asthma due to his prematurity. At just 3 years old, he is currently receiving physical, occupational and speech therapy. Chase sees a lung specialist for asthma, and has had eye surgery from an issue caused by a seizure. Regular visits to a neurologist help make sure he is hitting his milestones as well as providing a regular opportunity to monitor the brain bleed.

Despite all of his battles, Chase has remained a fighter and perseveres with enthusiasm. Chase loves to sing and dance; his favorite song to dance to is “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5, and he’s a big fan of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

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