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Community Health


Loving Baby Gertie

Gertie’s parents were devastated when they learned that their eight-month-old baby, who had Down syndrome, had also developed a bone marrow disorder.

With the help of ParentsCAN, they received information about treatment options for Gertie’s conditions and received the guidance they needed to navigate complex medical and social service networks for Gertie’s care. The family connected with other parents through a support group and now feel more empowered and less isolated.

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