Juscion & Keyanea
Coordinating doctor’s appointments with a team of specialists can be a daunting task for anyone, especially when you are the mother of a child with special needs. This is the situation that Keyanea faced when trying to provide care for her son Juscion, who has spina bifida and related conditions.
Keyanea was living in a shelter with her two children, Kamella and Juscion, and coordinating care for her son Juscion seemed like an impossible task. Juscion uses a wheelchair and needs to see several doctors, including a neurosurgeon and a urologist, on a regular basis. NAC’s Prevention program was able to help Keyanea to not only navigate the healthcare system, but also communicate effectively with doctors, and help to identify the best specialists for Juscion.
Keyanea and her family made incredible progress in NAC’s Prevention program, and have graduated to NAC’s Partners In Parenting program (PIP), which helps families to maintain stability. The family has grown stronger, and when asked to pick one word to describe themselves, Juscion picked “happy” and Kamella picked “kind.” They have benefited from NAC’s Education and Recreation services, and they enjoy attending events at NAC together. Most recently, the family attended NAC’s holiday party at the Prince George Ballroom. Keyanea, Kamella, and Juscion now live in an apartment of their own, complete with an elevator for Juscion, and the future is bright as they continue to grow and thrive together.