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Meet Jack: 2017 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day Hero

Jack is a triplet who was born 14 weeks early, weighing only 1 pound 12 ounces. During his months in the Children’s Minnesota neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), he required the use of a ventilator for several weeks and had surgery to close a hole in his aorta. Jack was able to overcome many setbacks in the NICU and go home prior to his original due date.

rsz_childrens_minnesota_barosko_jack.jpgJack qualified for early intervention services based on his birth weight, and had a busy therapy schedule even as an infant. In addition, after receiving his autism diagnosis at the age of 3, Jack began attending a day treatment program for children with autism spectrum disorder. His hard work has paid off, and Jack has made immense progress in overcoming his challenges. He recognizes that he has had to put in extra work to get to where he is and is proud of his accomplishments.