Qu’Mari D, age 7

Photograph by Julie Davis (2023)
Qu’Mari is the happiest child on earth, with a smile that will steal your heart and light up a room. He loves to attend school, being outside, and getting to swim in the pool. He may be the baby of the family, but he doesn’t let them forget he is becoming a big boy.
Being diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy before Qu’Mari was one, he didn’t let that stop him from defying odds. His twin brother, grandmother, and nanny play a huge part of in life and make sure any of his needs or wants are taken care of. He brings joy to his family and friends with his smile and anything he says. There is no other way to describe him except as a ray of sunshine.

Qu’Mari makes his entire family proud of him because he has proven that anything is possible.

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.