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Sheena’s Story: Being the Change

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mohandas Gandhi As a sixth-grade teacher in Grenada, Sheena had always been vaguely aware of the lack of resources for children with disabilities in her own country. Individualized education programs and learning accommodations don’t really exist. However, it wasn’t until the birth and HIE event of her second daughter, Shania, […]

Dr. Ed Hurvitz’s Story: Curing Cerebral Palsy a Little Bit at a Time

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

Dr. Edward Hurvitz is a pediatric physiatrist who serves on Hope for HIE’s Medical Advisory Board. Back in the 1980s, when Ed was a student at Wayne State College of Medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) was still a relatively new field, but the trends suggested that it would be one of the most-needed fields in the years to come. […]

Marie’s Story: Moving Forward One Step At A Time

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

Marie and her husband have three children, Fatimah, Ayah, and Yusuf. Marie’s husband works as an internal medicine physician, and Marie is training to become a nurse practitioner. In August of 2019, with Yusuf’s traumatic birth and subsequent HIE diagnosis, Marie’s world was flipped upside down. During Marie’s pregnancy, she never even knew HIE could be a possibility. Since she […]

Amanda and Sam’s Story: Choosing Ruby Back

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

Amanda and Sam met in Colorado, eventually getting married in 2017, after moving to Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada. Sam worked as a manager at a climbing gym before the pandemic, while Amanda, a registered social worker, had worked as an addiction counselor with youth experiencing substance use and mental health-related concerns. Through her profession, Amanda had been exposed to the […]

Caitlin & Jeff’s Story: Of Teddy Bears & Togetherness

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

Caitlin and Jeff live in Georgia with their three children, Liam, Charlotte, and Caroline. When Caitlin found out she was pregnant at the start of the pandemic, the entire family was overwhelmed with joy. Liam and Charlotte were so excited that they would have a baby sister to play with, and Caitlin and Jeff looked forward to reliving the experience […]

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