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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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