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2016 Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Day Hero: Christian

rsz_childrens_specialized_hospital_panarese_christian_photo.jpgWhen he was 10-months-old, Christian was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, hydrocephly and quadriplegia. Before receiving this diagnosis, Christian’s family remembers reviewing the MRI scan of Christian’s brain alongside his doctor at Children’s Specialized Hospital; Christian was missing half of his brain. At first, Christian was unable to walk, speak and eat on his own. He also had several sensory issues which made it difficult for his family to care for him at home.