Malachi Conary, age 11

Photograph by Neal and Nikki Brett (2021)

Malachi Conary has a heart of gold and always wants to do the right thing. His default is love and affection. He works hard and always finds a way to participate in activities regardless of the challenge. He is proof that you can do anything you put your mind to doing.

Malachi is profoundly deaf and received cochlear implants when he was one year old. He has a diagnosis of autism and ADHD. He has sensory processing issues as well as gross and fine motor delays.

His favorite activities are playing video games, riding his scooter, swinging, dancing, reading, and relaxing in the backyard hammock.

Malachi looks up to police officers and wants to be one when he grows up because he wants to help people. His curiosity and genuine love for the world and people around him.

Family Connection of South Carolina provides services and resources to families who have a child with a disability or specialized healthcare need. Since 1990 we have served more than 100,000 families and today our services are needed more than ever. We focus on parent-to-parent support, guidance with navigating the complex healthcare system, and assistance with school meetings and special education plans.

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