When Bella was 6-weeks-old and in the NICU, her family first heard the term “Prader Willi Syndrome.” The genetic disease resulted in an eating disorder and a host of other serious physical and cognitive challenges. To give Bella the best opportunity to succeed, her parents turned to Children’s Specialized Hospital. Not only did Bella get the medical care she needed, staff gave her family something just as important — hope.
“When others said ‘we’re sorry,’ Children’s Specialized worked with Bella to roll, crawl, stand, walk, hold a fork, use a crayon, put on her clothes, chew her food and speak,” says her mother. Today, Bella continues to have success, playing babies with her sisters and holding onto the swing as her daddy pushes her. For this amazing girl, the sky’s the limit.
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