New Gadgets Articles

Clay's New iPad

Clay is a four-year-old boy from Apex. Clay battles Ependymoma, a form of Brain/Spinal tumor. After Clay had surgery and radiation treatments, they found that the tumor had moved into the nerves of his spine. Because of this, he had to go through another round of radiation. Clay could definitely use a smile.

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Emily's New iPad

Emily is a nineteen-year-old young lady from Holly Springs. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor at a very young age. In addition, Emily also battles epilepsy, strokes, Crohn's disease and radiation vasculitis.

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Jayme's New Computer

Jayme is a twenty-two-year-old young man from Graham who has battled cystic fibrosis since he was seven. Jayme does not leave home because of his dependency on oxygen. Jayme requested a computer with accessories to increase the quality of his life.

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Jessica's New iPad

Jessica is a 24-year-old young adult from Carolina Beach who one day came into the hospital and was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. She had her gall bladder removed but that didn't help. She came back in and began to have vision, hearing and mobility issues. She has had seizures, aspirated and went to the ICU and is currently on her third inpatient admission in the critical care unit. Jessica has been diagnosed with the rarest of Guillain Barre Syndrome known as AMSAN. She has permanent nerve damage and is currently paralyzed from the neck down and on ventilation.

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Megan's New Computer

Megan is a sixteen-year-old sweetheart from Holly Springs who battles Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This has left Megan with chronic pain that is almost impossible to treat. A lot of times, it is hard for Megan to attend school. Because of this, Megan requested an iMac computer so that she could complete her studies remotely.

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Austin's Lift

Austin is a fourteen-year-old boy from Zebulon. Austin suffers from a Cerebral hemorrhage which has left him immobile and requiring constant care. Austin loves to swim and be in the water but because of him being wheelchair bound, it is extremely difficult. Austin’s family requested a lift that would allow Austin to enjoy his family’s hot tub.

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Ruben's New Computer

Ruben is an eleven-year-old boy from Winston-Salem who is battling Ependymoma, a brain tumor that occurs in children at a young age. Ruben has been battling his tumor for three years and needed a pick me up.

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Jaylin's iPad Smile

Jaylin is a 3 year old sweetheart from Mebane. Jaylin battles Hurler Syndrome which makes her have multiple physical challenges as well as being non-verbal. She received a stem cell cord blood transplant at Duke in 2014. Her family moved to North Carolina from West Virginia so they could be closer to her Doctors at Duke.

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Frances's Smile

Frances is a young lady from Raleigh, NC who has battled leukemia for two years. After several rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Frances is struggling to get back into remission. Because of this, Frances spends a lot of time indoors.  

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Marley's Smile

Marley is a 3 year old sweetheart from Durham, NC. Marley battles a rare neurological disorder called AHC. This diagnosis causes seizures, developmental delay and paralysis along with several other symptoms. Because of its rare nature, prognosis changes from day to day.

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Reagan's Smile

Reagan Blake Passey, was such a thoughtful boy who was always putting others before himself. Being the 9th child out of 11, Reagan was always the first one at the door to greet you when you came to visit. 

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Bryce's New Computer

Bryce is a thirteen year old boy from Raleigh who has been battling leukemia for over two years.  Bryce enjoys computer gaming with his brother however his computer was starting to bog down.

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Lexi's Smile

Lexi is a five year old cutie currently residing at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham. At birth, Lexi was diagnosed with epilepsy.  Since then she has also been diagnosed with Alternating Hemiplegia, a rare neurologic disorder affecting one in a one million people. This rare disease leaves Lexi paralyzed at times and unable to communicate.

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Moriah's Smile

Moriah is an 18 year old girl from Apex, NC who has battled Tetrology of Fallot since she was born. This condition requires on-going care for both cardiac and pulmonary functions.  

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Reece's Smile

Reece is a 10 year old boy from Cary, NC who has been battling a brain tumor for over a year.  As we have seen many times with kids battling like Reece is, computer games are really popular with kids as they have long treatment times in the Hospital.  

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