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Ellie Bo

Ellie is a beautiful 2-year-old girl with a spunky personality. Her determination, sense of humor, and bravery has been key to overcoming all the challenges she has had since birth…. Read more

Meet the Hurtado Family

Although each child had only a 25% chance of inheriting the disease, all four of the Hurtado family’s four children were born with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) – a… Read more

Charlie

Look out world, here comes Charlie! Charlie recently had his 18th birthday and is eagerly anticipating graduation this June. He has plans to attend college in the fall and is… Read more

Kelly

Meet Kelly! Kelly is a 20-year-old young woman who was referred to the Elks by her case manager after her physician stated that “she is falling through the cracks of… Read more

Lexi

Meet the imaginative, creative Lexi! She’s a very unique 8-year-old girl with PKU. PKU is a birth defect caused by a defective gene that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine… Read more

Steen

  Steen is a SUPER kid. He has an amazing family! He has three siblings and a mom and dad who adore him. His family had difficulty understanding him and… Read more

Archer

Archer learned “In and Out”! How many times do we put an item in something or take an item out of something throughout our day? Our wallets go in and… Read more

Sam

I would like to introduce you to Samuel. Samuel was born as a 29-week 4-day gestation preemie. He was exposed to drugs, alcohol, homelessness and failure to thrive in utero… Read more