Natalie Demko has defied the odds literally from the moment of her birth. As a result of a detached placenta, Natalie’s birth was not only premature, it was traumatic. At two pounds, 15 ounces, she was placed on hospice, fearing she would not survive the night. But survive she did, and a new chapter of care and treatment began to help Natalie reach her full potential. For Katie and her husband Neil, as a result of her experience at St. David’s Center, they are sure she’ll reach all her goals “on Nattie time.”
For four-year-old Kai, deep-seated fear was something that he carried with him into the real world. When Kai was three, after a terribly traumatic experience, his physical wounds healed, but severe separation anxiety and regression in his development deeply concerned his parents. After two years of therapy at the Harman Center, Kai is making great strides—learning to trust again when his parents can’t be right at his side and discovering how he can control his body.