Myles Brown, age 3

Photograph by Nina Spinelli (2021)

Myles is a social butterfly who loves to ask all kinds of questions. He is very smart, inquisitive, and energetic. He likes to jump and run fast like Sonic Hedgehog. He enjoys coloring, painting, and putting stickers all over the place. He expresses his love by giving warm hugs. He loves to pick flowers and give them to his mom.

Myles was born at 24 weeks and 3 days. He was only 1lb 9oz at birth and needed to be resuscitated. He spent three months in the NICU. He has a diagnosis of asthma.

His mom, Nadya is proud of his determination and of his abilities with language, which are at the level of a six-year-old. She describes Myles as a blessing and a miracle.

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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