We Can All Dream: Bryan Perrier’s Strength and Spina Bifida


“We can all dream.” Tishara Cushenberry overheard one of her son’s former doctors say this after she told him that her then 2-year-old son was showing signs of beginning to walk. While children are typically walking by age 2, for her son Bryan Perrier, this seemed almost impossible. Bryan, now 14 years old and a […]

Piper’s Story: Courage, Strength and Cerebral Palsy


She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future. This describes my precious daughter, Piper. She is a happy and energetic 5-year-old who is affected by spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Piper was stillborn three months premature and weighed a pound and a half. She was resuscitated and placed […]

Brighton Franklin Never Quits


Editor’s Note: In our most recent issue of Amazing magazine, we discuss our Pedatric Development and Therapy Center and how its one-of-a-kind approach to care is changing the lives of kids with autism across Louisiana. Brighton is one such amazing kid. We’ve asked his mom to tell his story. Click here to read the full […]

Back to School: A Survival Guide


NEWS FLASH: School starts soon, which means your family’s lazy summer evenings are numbered! But never fear, we’ve put together seven ways you can make back to school a healthy transition: 1. Schedule your child’s well-check. It’s important for kids to have a well-check with their pediatrician each year to talk about their growth, any […]

What’s a Safe Touch?


Parents often find it difficult to talk about sexual abuse, especially with the very children they are trying to protect. But as our kids return back to school in the next few weeks, it’s important to have these conversations. Sexual abuse is more common than most people think — more than 60,000 children nationwide become […]