Your DAFO Stories

Carmel's AHC Story

Meet Carmel, her mom Sophie, and her sister Miah. Learn about Carmel's diagnosis of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood and her family's journey as they navigate the twists and turns of this rare condition.

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Catching up with Paralympic medalist McKenna Dahl

We’ve been enthusiastically following McKenna Dahl's Paralympic journey for the past few years. She recently returned from a history-making, medal-winning performance in Rio, and is looking ahead to a bright future. Learn more about her Paralympic experiences here.

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Maggie and Beau

Maggie and her dog Beau have a special bond. Learn how Beau has helped Maggie become the independent and confident young college student she is today.

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Bremerton Beyond Accessible Playground

We are blown away by this amazing new playground, and the group of parents, educators, and community members responsible for taking this project from dream to reality. Check out the video for the full story -- we guarantee you'll want to plan a trip to see it in person (and play)!

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Paralympic hopeful McKenna Dahl

Follow the story of recent high school graduate McKenna Dahl, 18, of Arlington, Wash., as she prepares to become a resident athlete at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.

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Derby’s First Steps

We received the following email and video from Tadd, proud dad to twins Derby and Loen: “My twins were born 16 weeks early, at just 24 weeks and 2 days gestation weighing only 1 pound 6 ounces each. They both were in the NICU for nearly 4 months and came home in February 2008.

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Lateef McLeod’s Poetry on Amazon

Lateef McLeod, a poet (and Cascade patient), has achieved a landmark by moving from self-publishing to Amazon! His collection of poems, A Declaration of a Body of Love, is now listed on Amazon. (We profiled Lateef and reprinted a poem of his in the Winter | January 2009 Dafo Dynamics.)

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