On Jason’s third birthday, his parents received a call that would change their lives forever.
Kathy and Don Waggoner pose with their son, Jason, during a visit to the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities.
Doctors had diagnosed Jason with a rare condition called Sanfilippo’s syndrome (MPS IIIB), which causes a... Continue Reading
In 1973, a three-year-old boy with profound disabilities named Billy arrived at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio.
Under the care of Hattie Gadd Larlham herself, and the team of nurses and caregivers at the Center, Billy’ speech and movement dramatically improved. By the age of... Continue Reading
Sophia has spent much of her young life at the hospital. Originally diagnosed with “failure to thrive”, she often endured numerous seizures and by 3 years old was no longer gaining weight and had difficulty eating. To sustain Sophia’s life, doctors decided that she needed a feeding tube and determined... Continue Reading