The Integrative Hyperbaric Center-or "A Place of Grace"-was created because of a little girl named "Gracie" whose life was saved by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Until the age of three, Gracie's Mitochondrial Disorder meant that life was mainly spent in hospitals. Her time at home with family was limited and scarce. In effect, Gracie was blind, failing to thrive, and fed through a feeding tube. She weighed 11 pounds at age 3. To compound her troubles, she suffered from seizures, infantile spasms, and underwent several surgical procedures.
Gracie's family researched Hyperbaric Therapy for over a year, and even though research (at that time) showed very little hope for children with Mitochondrial Disorders, Gracie exhibited many of the same characteristics seen in CP and TBI affected children. Gracie's real journey began here, after mainstream medicine offered her so little hope. Hyperbaric medicine was her last choice. and salvation. It gave "Grace" back to her family.
There is an unspeakable joy that comes when a child says "mama" for the first time, or when the child looks "at" their parent instead of "through" vacant eyes. This joy is amplified a hundred-fold when it is a child who has been given no chance to live. The only thing that changed in Gracie's life was the addition of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. If you or your loved one can benefit from Hyperbaric Therapy, it is imperative to examine the possibilities. It is never too late to try. HOPE makes the dreams of humanity real. Visit our clinic for comprehensive, "family-focused" hyperbaric care.
January Events 2009
January 14, 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm
The Law Offices of Jack H. Anthony (Special Education Attorneys) will present an IEP overview and what pitfalls to avoid in your next IEP.
January 19, 2009, 6.:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Koren Barrett, ND will talk about how the environment affects your child’s health and his or her developmental delays.