This June, Jack Smith was looking forward to a summer of fun. He had spent six weeks of his 2015 summer at our House near Egleston after having a selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery to help treat his muscle spasticity, and was looking forward to a summer without rehab. However, a new diagnosis interrupted his plans. Jack has a grade 3 glioma called anaplastic astrocytoma, a form of brain cancer. To complicate his diagnosis, he also […]

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Ashley Grace, or “AG” as her family and friends call her, survived a stroke in 2007 when she was 6 months old. As a result of her stroke, “AG” suffers from cerebral palsy and dystonia – a neurological movement disorder syndrome.  In 2015, Ashley Grace was referred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite for treatment. During her Day Rehabilitation sessions, Ashley Grace received physical therapy and participated in the Robotics program. Not only […]

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The Liles family called our House their “home-away-from-home” while one of their twin daughters was receiving treatment for a heart condition at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. “I don’t have anything but good things to say about the House. As soon as we walked in, the staff and volunteers were super welcoming to us and our girls… I could go on and on about the blessing they have been to us all during our […]

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We never want a family to need us, but if they do- we’re here with open arms and open doors. After 50 nights at our House near Children’s at Scottish Rite, The Hicklin family gets to travel home today! To remember her special times at our House- her “home-away-from-home,” Ashley Grace created a time capsule that we will hold onto for 5 years. In August 2021, we will invite her and her family back to […]

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J’son Walker has yet to meet a stranger, says his mom, Shalonda Polk. So, chances are the 12-year-old from Sylvester, Ga. will have a world of new friends when he and his twin sister, Ja’Kerria, return home from a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games. “It’s the trip of a lifetime,” said Shalonda, who had to keep this a secret from the kids for several weeks while arrangements for a surprise announcement were underway. The […]

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