Client Profile

Marliné Competes in Show Jumping

2021-03-10T19:40:09+00:00

Marliné competing in show jumping Marliné was born prematurely in South Africa in 2011. She was diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS). Searching for an alternative to mechanical ventilation, her mother, Annalize, was referred to Dr. Martin Bruwer, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in South Africa. Marliné as a young child Dr. [...]

Marliné Competes in Show Jumping2021-03-10T19:40:09+00:00

David

2021-03-04T19:49:47+00:00

David enjoying life with the Avery Pacemaker Any time David went into a relaxed state his O2 levels would drop. This led to his diagnosis of Adult Onset Hypoventilation Syndrome (Central Sleep Apnea). In October 2014, David was implanted by Dr. Samuel Chesier at Stanford University Medical Center to allow him freedom [...]

David2021-03-04T19:49:47+00:00

Monica Finishes a 5K While Pacing!

2021-02-23T16:38:08+00:00

Monica finishing a 5k with her friends Monica suffered damage to the upper motor neuron portion of her right-side phrenic nerve and was diagnosed with unilateral diaphragm paralysis. In May 2015, she was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker by Dr. Don Headley at St Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Monica states, “the [...]

Monica Finishes a 5K While Pacing!2021-02-23T16:38:08+00:00

Woman Living a Liberating Life Thanks to the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker

2021-01-27T16:34:15+00:00

Arlyne using her Avery pacer Arlyne became a quadriplegic due to a motor vehicle accident in 1989, resulting in her having a spinal cord injury at the C1-C2 level. Arlyne found out about diaphragm pacers from Dr. Quioto. She was then implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker in 1993 by Dr. Michael Turner. [...]

Woman Living a Liberating Life Thanks to the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker2021-01-27T16:34:15+00:00

Shannon & Lauren

2021-02-23T16:50:32+00:00

Lauren and Shannon with their children   Shannon and Lauren are 33-year-old identical twins living with CCHS. From birth to age 8, ventilation was provided via tracheostomy and then BiPap was used from age 8 to 16. In 2003, Shannon and Lauren received the Avery diaphragm pacers at London Health Science Centre in [...]

Shannon & Lauren2021-02-23T16:50:32+00:00

William

2021-01-13T13:33:32+00:00

William graduating from Annapolis Naval Academy Since the age of 14, William dreamed of becoming a Combat Naval Fighter Pilot. He was inspired by his parents, his father a Naval Officer and his mother a Naval Nurse. After graduating from Annapolis Naval Academy, William went into the Naval Aviation program followed by fleet [...]

William2021-01-13T13:33:32+00:00

Young Woman is ‘stronger than ever’ with Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker

2021-01-06T15:24:50+00:00

Niki, representing her foundation In 2016, Niki, a 21 year old Hungarian woman, became a quadriplegic patient after a serious motorbike accident.  CT and MRI imaging confirmed the fracture of the C-2 vertebra with the compression of the spinal cord. After stabilization of the cervical vertebra, a tracheotomy was performed. 10 months later, [...]

Young Woman is ‘stronger than ever’ with Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker2021-01-06T15:24:50+00:00

Caroline’s Senior Year of High School

2020-12-16T14:20:58+00:00

Caroline as a child Caroline was just ten months old in February of 2003 when she became a C1-C2 quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident. After this event, Caroline endured repeated hospitalizations for recurrent pneumonia, like many other quadriplegics. Caroline was implanted with her Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker in August 2007 [...]

Caroline’s Senior Year of High School2020-12-16T14:20:58+00:00

Leo Travels the World

2021-02-23T16:49:22+00:00

Leo and his father on an adventure Leo was diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS). In 2015, at age 5, he was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing system. Prior to implantation, Leo’s activities were limited. With the Avery System, he can comfortably and securely travel with his family. He just recently [...]

Leo Travels the World2021-02-23T16:49:22+00:00

Polina Now Living at Home Vent-Free

2021-02-23T16:49:07+00:00

Polina was born with CCHS in 2006. She spent the first four years of her life in a hospital on mechanical ventilation before she was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker in 2010 in Uppsala, Sweden. She has been able to attend school and live at home with her family, thanks to the mobility and [...]

Polina Now Living at Home Vent-Free2021-02-23T16:49:07+00:00