Anything but Ordinary: Anna & Isabella Beat the Odds

nna and Isabella, were monoamniotic twins (they shared the same amniotic sac), and faced complex medical issues at birth.

photo of twins Anna and Isabella

OK to be different

"Yes, I am deaf and therefore different, but I’m not the only one,” said Marne Sullivan during her 8th grade commencement speech in June before 400 fellow students and 1,600 guests. “We’re all unique in our own ways. We all have a story to tell."

Marne

Grace is "In it to Win it"

After suffering a brain aneurysm, Grace is working toward full recovery.

Grace

World-class partnership puts Diego on his feet

Diego del Castillo's family brought him from their native Colombia to Chicago for collaborative care at Lurie Children's and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Connor Goes The Distance

Considering that Connor was born with cerebral palsy, wore leg braces most of his life and has arthritis, his athletic accomplishments are nothing short of amazing.

Connor