Orange Socks Stories

Changing Minds and Inspiring Life

Christine: Autism

Christine’s daughter Skylynn was diagnosed at 2 years old with Autism. When Skylynn was first diagnosed, Christine found out that neither her insurance company or the state she lived in would cover the cost of Autism therapies. Christine began to fight for insurance...

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Phyllis and Keven: Polymicrogyria

Phyllis and Keven’s youngest daughter, Laura, was not progressing as a typical  three or four month old, so they took her to a specialist and found out Laura  had Polymicrogyria. Phyllis and Kevin were crushed to learn the news. Laura could not walk, talk, or feed...

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Jen and John: Encephalocele

Jen was pregnant when she and her husband, John, found out that their baby, named Jackson was diagnosed with Encephalocele. Their doctor, as well as a with a Genetic Counselor, explained that the baby would either terminate itself, or not go full term, or if he lived...

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Camille and Martin: Epilepsy

Camille and Martin have four children, and three of them have a medically induce developmental delay. Each of their children were born without complications and had no problems during pregnancy or birth. Their children were typical until they were each 5 to 7 months...

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Lisa and Steven: Epilepsy and Developmental Delay

Lisa and Steven have a son named Matt who has Epilepsy and and a developmental delay. When Matt was six, he had his first Grand Mal seizure; his parents took him to the doctor where he was then diagnosed with Epilepsy.  Lisa and Steven describe Matt as a loving and...

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