Six-year-old Maddie was adopted at birth. Michelle and Jerry Sides were beside her birth mother during delivery, and what started as an exciting, joyous few minutes quickly turned to fear. Immediate problems proved that Maddi had been exposed to drugs and would have many challenges throughout life. She has cerebral palsy, severe acid reflux, and more problems. But Maddi brings great joy to all of those around her. The Sides know that they belong to Maddi and that Maddi belongs to them. The services she’s received at her local hospital have made a world of difference for her. Maddi has made friends and school and seems to lighten the lives of all she is near.
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