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Through Darkness I Shine: Connor's Story (Full Version)

Connor, 14, was born with a bilateral incomplete cleft lip and complete cleft palate involving the hard and soft palate. As a newborn, his condition was so severe that he was even unable to create the suction needed to feed. By the time he was 3 weeks old, he was failing to gain weight and was about to be admitted to a hospital. That’s when Connor’s family learned about Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago. He's had 13 surgeries and has more to go, but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing his passions. Meet National Patient Ambassador Connor and see his story.
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Liam's Superpowers Over Scoliosis

Read about Liam's super experience at Shriners Children's
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Clara Shines During Scoliosis Treatments

Read about Clara's experience with Mehta casting for her scoliosis at Shriners Children's
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Parker's Journey with Prosthetics

How Parker found himself again after a serious car accident left him in need of a prosthetic leg
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Hadley Won’t Let Anything Stop Her, Not Even Brittle Bones

Osteogenesis imperfecta won't stop Hadley from living her best life

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