Chelsie and Nathanyal’s Story
Chelsie was a young mom concerned about the health of her son, Nathanyal, and felt she wasn’t being heard. Worries about his developmental delays were being discounted, attributed to her youth and lack of experience as a mom. That all changed when she brought Nathanyal to Doctors Care. Over the course of many visits, Chelsie and the clinic providers developed a strong bond as they addressed her concerns. This close connection helped them navigate a complicated process resulting in a diagnosis of Angelman’s Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. This early diagnosis helped young Nathanyal begin the therapies he needs to live a more conventional life and reach his full potential.