Zachary is participating in Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Week from August 10-14, 2020.
Through this very special event, Zachary and his family will share information about his unique health journey, Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children's Hospital’s role in providing Zachary with necessary health care services, and why the public and our elected officials must invest in the future of kids like Zachary.
If you met Zachary today and saw his amazing smile, you would never know at one point he was given less than a 5% chance at life.
He’s had to overcome many obstacles and endure many surgeries to treat short-gut syndrome, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy.
William is participating at 2019 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day from June 25-26 in Washington, D.C. During the event, William will share information about his health journey and the importance of children’s health care with members of Congress. Below is his story.
William had a hard start at life. From day one, the odds of survival for this twinless twin and micro preemie were low. He was born at 23 weeks weighing just 1lb 6 oz. William suffered seemingly endless bumps in the road, including bleeding in his lungs, numerous blood transfusions and surgeries, and a dangerous stomach infection called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Despite these obstacles and challenges, this miracle micro preemie persevered—he survived it all.
Nova is participating at 2018 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day from June 26-27 in Washington, D.C. During the event, Nova will share information about her health journey and the importance of children’s health care with members of Congress. Below is her story.
Nova is an outgoing 8-year-old from Massachusetts who loves to read, build with Legos, play piano, and hang out with her friends.
Nova was also born with a rare craniofacial anomaly called Pfeiffer Syndrome. It affected the growth of bones in her skull, face, neck and arms, causing them to fuse before she was born.
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