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Medical ID Alert's for Kids with Special Needs

  
  
  

We would like to introduce you to a remarkable little girl named Symphony. In August 2006, when Symphony was just three months old, she was diagnosed with SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome). Symphony’s mother, Gretchen, writes:

special needs alert bracelets“When I found out that my daughter had been a victim of child abuse, the feeling was surreal.

I was in shock and I felt like I was in the middle of a nightmare. I wanted someone to wake me up.”

From that moment on, their lives had changed forever. Symphony, and children like her, have a wide-range of medical conditions as a result of SBS and she wears a medical alert ID daily in the event of an emergency. Symphony is in a wheelchair and she attends therapy sessions five to six times per week, which include physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Doctors that are visited regularly include pediatric, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and orthopedics.

Despite some grim predictions, Symphony has thrived.

“I was told by medical professionals that my daughter would never walk, talk, or eat on her own. With the help of therapies and amazing doctors, Symphony can now take a few steps with an assistive device called a Kaye walker, she talk and talks and TALKS, and she eats.”

special needs braceletsSymphony is approaching her 4th year of being named Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Miracle Child through The Children’s Miracle Network of Hershey, PA. The Children’s Miracle Network helps kids in local communities by raising funds for the hospital in their community.

With a birthday coming up, Symphony is ready to celebrate!

Gretchen says, “She’s so ‘girly girl’, and she loves her Lauren’s Hope medical ID jewelry.” We wish Symphony another year of success and growth. She is truly a miracle!

Here are some resources regarding SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome):

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome: http://www.dontshake.org.

The Shaken Baby Alliance: http://www.shakenbaby.com/

About Shaken Baby Syndrome: http://www.aboutshakenbaby.com/

Pennsylvania Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention and Awareness Program: http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/shakenbaby/home/program

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Comments

Symphony is a beautiful and inspiring little girl. She's proof that "where there's a will there's a way". Look out Mom, it seems like you have been blessed with a strong willed daughter! Best wishes to Symphony as she continues to leap and bound forward.
Posted @ Monday, April 11, 2011 11:30 AM by LeAnn
What a story! It tears at my heart 
 
when I hear of SBS. I've heard of it but unfortunately, some of these 
 
precious children do not make it too much longer or suffer throughout their little lives. I'd 
 
never thought of it but it would be 
 
perfect to wear a medical ID alert 
 
for these gifts from God. 
 
 
 
Thank you for your story. 
 
Linda
Posted @ Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:34 PM by Linda Britnell
I am Symphony's mother and I would like to say thank you Lauren's Hope for sharing Symphony's story. Due to her SBS, Symmy has been diagnosed with Epilepsy and she also has a VP Shunt, which is engraved onto each and every piece of her Lauren's Hope medical jewelry. Thanks again and may God bless all of the small angels affected by a medical condition.  
Gretchen
Posted @ Friday, April 15, 2011 11:21 AM by Gretchen S. Phillips-Fisher
Gretchen, thank you again for sharing Symphony's story with US! She is truly and inspirational child and we look forward to hearing more about her as she grows. :)
Posted @ Friday, April 15, 2011 1:03 PM by Rebecca
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