Hailey… Born premature and weighing only 2lbs, 11oz, I’ve never seen anyone that small! Nine months and several surgeries later, it became very clear that Hailey was severely developmentally delayed.

We were not sure when she would ever walk, talk or eat on her own but during her first few weeks at Achievement Academy, she began to blossom. Recently her feeding tube was removed because she’s learned to eat by mouth. She has also started “babbling” and yes, she is WALKING!

When I think of the people at Achievement Academy, I don’t think of them as staff members but as our extended family. They all share in our victories, big and small, and they stand by us when setbacks occur. We are so blessed. I don’t know where Hailey would be without them.

Hailey’s mom, Rachael,