April 17, 2017

 

Ana

Looking past the obstacles life places in your path and focusing on the parts of your life which bring you joy is where we receive our sense of strength. For Corrinne Frog this strength and joy comes from her daughter Ana. Ana was born with a rare syndrome called Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS). Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is a genetic condition that affects your body’s growth, development, physical characteristics and causes seizures. This is caused by a missing piece of genetic material in one of our chromosomes. She was diagnosed with this syndrome within five days of being born and placed in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Her family soon understood the level of care Ana would need and then reached out to Epic Health Services for assistance.

Celebrating Progress

anaSince joining the Epic family in March 2015, Ana has shown significant progress in her activities of daily living. She loves spending time with her favorite Home Health Aide, Fatoumata, during their care sessions. They love spending time together to think of fun activities such as singing their favorite songs. Ana absolutely adores when Fatoumata visits and gets to spend some quality time with her during her shifts. She takes the time to provide care, play with her favorite toys and even some dancing.

 All About Ana

anaAna and her family explain their lives would not be the same without Ana, her smile and laughter light up the room wherever she goes. She never fails to bring the best out of people. Ana’s mother explains that she never loses that shining attitude and even when they have to visit the hospital her joyful spirit is contagious.

Ana has helped show her younger brother and sister the best qualities you could hope for in children, including empathy and concern for others. Ana’s mother has said, “Epic has been so helpful in finding the right person to care for Ana. From the people in the office to the nurses and home health aides, every caretaker works hard to ensure Ana receives the care she needs. One of my favorite parts is that they do all this with a smile; they have improved Ana’s quality of life which benefits our entire family.” The Epic team looks forward to continuing this journey with Ana and her family. We can’t wait to see what strides she takes next!