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This baby is being treated for a craniofacial anomaly - an abnormality of the head and/or facial bones. The helmet will help correct the shape of his skull.
Back in 2008, a drunk driver hit a car on a busy road near Aaron and Jennifer's home. That car lost control, went over the median and careened into their motorcycle.
Jake was born with a congenital defect, because of the complexity of Jake's condition, his parents sought the expertise of the doctors at U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Peyton was born with Myelomeningocele, the most serious form of Spina bifida. It's a birth defect where the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. The doctors at the hospital where he was born transferred him to U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Technology is an important part of patient care at U-M, but the patient and their family will always come first. The Lokomat, a weight-assisted treadmill ambulation device, not only helps a patient with rehabilitation, it also gives them a sense of hope. Patients like Jack see themselves walking again and that visual is powerful motivation to keep pushing on.
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