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Local Seamstress Makes Face Masks To Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 2020 has brought widespread uncertainty and worldwide unrest with the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the healthcare crisis, hospitals in several countries are running out of supplies — and small businesses everywhere are worried about their future. With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations of social distancing and cities issuing stay at home orders, these…

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Local Seamstress Makes Face Masks To Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

When Caregivers Make Life Easier

A.F. was a healthy boy until an accident in 2015. His mom, Feline, faced a parent’s worst nightmare when she found her son at the bottom of a swimming pool. She sat down with Sonas to recall her experience. “Even though I don’t know how to swim, I jumped in to get him.” But it…

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When Caregivers Make Life Easier

Born To Be a Nurse

Iris Ten is a nurse and home health caregiver of 8-year-old J.G. They met in May 2019, when J.G.’s mom looked for someone to help her take care of her son, who has muscular dystrophy, is non-verbal, and has a tracheostomy. J.G. is homeschooled and his mom stays at home with him all day to…

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Iris Ten, Sonas Nurse

Pediatric Vasculitis

Receiving a medical diagnosis for a serious health condition can feel frightening and overwhelming. The feelings are multiplied when the person with the disease is your child. What does it all mean? How did it happen? What does treatment entail? All these questions rush through your mind as you try to accept this new reality…

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Pediatric Vasculitis

COVID-19 Advisory

Update: We are continuing to monitor COVID-19. In the latest news, Florida Governor DeSantis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order requiring all persons in Florida to limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home. This begins at 12:01 AM on Friday, April 3 through April 30. Read his issued statement and learn more….

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COVID-19 Advisory

Caring for a Child after a Liver Transplant

Finding out your child needs an organ transplant can make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and helpless. But, between the moment a donor has been found through surgery, things may seem to happen too fast to stop and really think about them. It’s once you’re ready to go home that this new reality sinks in. What…

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Caring for a Child after a Liver Transplant

Caring for a Child After a Kidney Transplant

Having a child who needs to undergo surgery is an overwhelming — and often heartbreaking — experience. You want to do everything under the sun to protect your little one. Make them comfortable, ensure their health, and provide the best care possible. So, once they come out of that operating room, you want to know…

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Caring for a Child After a Kidney Transplant

Cystic Fibrosis Diet & Nutrition Guide

Finding out you’ve been diagnosed with a life-altering health condition comes with shock — as well as with a long list of emotions, such as fear, anxiety, and worrying about how this is going to impact your life. Feelings are heightened when the illness affects vital organs — such as your lungs and digestive system…

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Cystic Fibrosis Diet & Nutrition Guide

Hypoxemia: Low Blood Oxygen

Serious medical diagnoses always come with a long list of worries — what do all the medical terms mean? What caused the illness in the first place? What will this affect your life? Is there anything you can do to make things better? Such is the case when patients first hear of the term hypoxemia. Other than…

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Hypoxemia Low Blood Oxygen

Caring for a Child with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

One of the most unfair things about life is receiving a dire medical diagnosis for a child. It’s heartbreaking at any age, but it feels almost sinister when it relates to someone who’s just starting their life. And if the diagnosis is for a lesser-known condition, you’re left with a million questions. What does Duchenne’s…

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Caring for a Child with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy