Karen Garloch recounts emails from her mother, who touched base every day. Instead of phone calls, Mom sent daily emails, Karen said. She opened almost every email with the same subject line: “I’m ok.”
Kellan Cyr with his mother Michelle Cyr and therapist Marisan Van Dyk during a therapy session at Pediatric Advanced Therapy in Mooresville. The therapy has helped Kellan overcome developmental delays resulting from his genetic disorder. He was born with two extra X chromosomes.
Rochelle Benton and her son, Landon are the only parent-child player combo within Charlotte's Rollin' Hornets wheelchair basektball organization. Landon has been active on various youth teams since age 6, while Rochelle joined the co-ed adult team three years ago and recently helped launch the Rollin' Hornets' first all-women's team. Both were born with tibial dysplasia, a congenital birth defect that led to both of them having their legs amputated above the knee when they were about a year and a half old.