When ten-month-old Lilianne began to walk, her parents noticed that something just wasn’t right.
As she grew, her hip began to make a clicking noise. She was referred to the IWK where she was diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip.
In 2012 when Lauren began high school in her hometown of Moncton, NB, she started to experience symptoms of Selective Mutism (SM), an anxiety disorder that left her unable to speak in specific situations.
Soon, Lauren’s SM progressed to the point where she could only speak at home.
“I had an amazing pregnancy and a great delivery,” recalls Stephanie Bourgon, mom to two-and-a-half year old Merrick MacKay. After Merrick was born everything seemed to be going great but after Merrick turned seven months he experienced his first seizure, followed by others.