Before Kiersten was born, her family was told she would never walk and may not even survive. Her diagnoses include spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and Chiari malformation, a rare condition affecting the brain and spinal cord. Kiersten is currently learning how to walk and to become even more independent. As a family, they have fought for Kiersten to have an equitable education and the opportunity to do what other girls her age love to do.
Kiersten is a ray of sunshine who brightens the world for everyone around her. She is an unstoppable champion!
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.