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In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Meet Liam

Liam had such a rough start to life that mom Nicole wanted to cry.

Two years later, she did. But they were tears of joy, thanks to the help of ARC.

Liam was born with a hernia, colic, reflux, and developmental delays, and was an “unhappy and unhealthy little boy,” Nicole said.

Now twenty-seven months, Liam’s “life has improved so much. He's an extremely happy little wild man."

_RSP4794Nicole credits the help of ARC occupational and physical therapists who meet with her and her son regularly to help him catch up.

While it was "quite horrible" in the beginning, Liam improves every week; now sitting and even beginning to stand. Nicole said she worried initially about being a good mom, because even though she already had a four-year-old, there is so much to know about Liam's care. ARC showed her how to help him tackle self-feeding, and to continue developing his fine and gross motor skills.

It's been a tough journey; one that Nicole says she couldn't have undergone without ARC ’s “miracle workers.”