Laurie, Age 11
Providence, Utah -
Laurie was born premature with a congenital heart defect, hearing loss in both ears, sight issues, and delayed motor skills. She spent her first months of life in the NICU and underwent numerous surgeries. She surprised all of her doctors with her firecracker personality and determination to survive. As she grew, she had trouble walking. Four UHCCF medical grants helped pay for with foot and ankle orthotics, eye appointments and specialized glasses, several ear surgeries, as well as specialized hearing aids to support Laurie’s sever hearing loss. Now her motor skills have greatly improved, as well has her walking ability, her speech has blossomed, and she can see and hear much better at school.