Epic Patient Superstar – Melissa Baranow

September 6, 2017

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This week’s Epic Patient Superstar is Miss Melissa Baranow. A vibrant 14 year old, Melissa joined Epic Health Services just after she was born. She is funny, bright, and talented and she is loved by all who know her. We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our long-time Epic family members. Melissa receives private duty nursing services as well as personal care services from the Epic team of caretakers. An Epic nurse assists Melissa and her family overnight and also attends school with Melissa throughout the day. Alongside her family, the Epic staff wants only the best for…Read More

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Epic Patient Superstar – Jacob Alexander Tecum-Sic

July 29, 2017

Happy birthday to our latest Epic Patient Superstar, Jacob Tecum-Sic! This precious young man turns four today and we are so excited to share his story. Jacob is diagnosed with Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder and he’s been receiving speech therapy services from our team since 2016. Jacob has progressed immensely since joining the Epic Pediatric Therapy family! At three years old, Jacob was only able to babble and make gestures to communicate with others. In less than a year of focused work with his speech therapy team, Jacob can now not only articulate words, but even communicate in two word…Read More

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Epic Superstar – Mathew McAuliffe

May 2, 2017


A five year old firecracker, Mathew McAuliffe, is this week’s Epic Superstar! Mathew has been apart of the Epic family since 2013 and Erin McAuliffe, his mother, says, “Mathew’s life has no doubt changed for the better thanks to the support and care of his Epic nurses. The Epic team has given me peace of mind, and to a mother this is priceless.” Mathew’s mother speaks straight to our mission, vision, and company values. Our company exists for the sole purpose of improving the lives of our patients and their families. Diagnosed with Turner syndrome and autism, Mathew faces many health challenges as he…Read More

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Jarod Vile – Epic Superstar

April 26, 2017

Jarod Vile

If you ask Becky Doyle, executive director for Epic Developmental Services in Trevose, about a moment that stands out to her during her time working with Jarod Vile—this month’s Epic Patient Superstar—she’s quick to recall Jarod’s re-enactment of the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. “He stood up in front of the entire camp at a talent show and knew every single move for that dance,” Becky says. That was about eight years ago, and it’s moments like this that demonstrate just how far 15-year-old Jarod has come since being diagnosed with autism PDD-NOS at 2 ½ years old….Read More

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Ana Ramirez-Fogg – Epic Superstar

April 17, 2017


  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…Read More

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Gillian Deans – Epic Superstar

April 10, 2017

Gillian Deans

Gillian Deans is an extraordinary young lady with a beautiful story to tell. Born 7 weeks premature, Gillian met the world with many health obstacles including only half of a brain and the diagnoses of Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy, and chronic respiratory failure. Doctors informed Gillian’s family that the likelihood of her surviving past her first birthday was very slim due to her health concerns. Gillian started receiving care from Epic Health Services in 2008. Today Gillian is able to be home, instead of extended stays in the hospital, while still receiving excellent care from her Epic clinical team. Shola and…Read More

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Jackalyn “Jazzy” Whitney – Epic Patient Superstar

April 7, 2017

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Happy, sweet, and determined paint a picture our latest Epic Patient Superstar. Jackalyn “Jazzy Lulu” Whitney is a precious two year old “who was born knocking on Heaven’s door,” says Jazzy’s mother Mitzi Whitney. Jazzy arrived 6 weeks premature, weighing in at just 3 pounds, 7 ounces, with a very tiny left lung and an almost non-existent right lung due to a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. At just 2 days old, Jazzy underwent surgery on this hernia to help with several life-threatening medical conditions including pulmonary hypertension and having only 60 percent of her diaphragm intact! Jazzy came home from the…Read More

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Aidan Klinkenberg – Epic Superstar

March 29, 2017


Aidan is a sweet young boy who Epic is proud to name as our next Epic Superstar! Born as a micro-preemie (an extremely premature baby) with a low life expectancy, Aidan has defied the odds since birth. Among other diagnoses, Aidan has been diagnosed with mild CP, low muscle tone, Benign epilepsy, sleep apnea, and is also G-Tube dependent. Aidan came on service with Epic Medical Solutions in May of 2016 and has thrived ever since! When he first started with Epic, Aidan was completely dependent on Miralax, in combination with a variety of other formulas. Unfortunately Aidan’s body did…Read More

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Joaquin Camacho – Epic Superstar

March 22, 2017

Meet Joaquin! A member of the Epic Health Services family since 2014, Joaquin Camacho receives physical, occupational, and speech therapy from our Epic Pediatric Therapy team in Dallas. Diagnosed with a psychological development disorder, a conduct disorder and mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Joaquin has spent many hours with our therapists to work through some of the diagnosis related challenges. According to Joaquin’s mother, Reyna Mendoza, Joaquin could not speak before coming to Epic. This was a huge obstacle for them – successfully communicating impacts every detail of their lives. She is so proud of him for learning his numbers, colors,…Read More

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Knatalye and Adeline Mata – Epic Patient Superstar

February 24, 2017

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There is no limit to the strength found in the heart of a child, and this week’s Epic Patient Superstars are perfect examples of just how strong two little girls can be. At just 10 months old, formerly conjoined twins, Knatalye and Adeline Mata, faced a life-changing procedure. A team of surgeons successfully separated the young girls on February 17th, 2015. Their miraculous progress makes us grateful and proud that they’ve chosen to let Epic be a part of their remarkable journey. Before their separation procedure, the medical staff discussed the challenges of the procedure as well as the rarity…Read More

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