KEEPING KIDS ON THE MOVE

HUTZEL HOSPITAL contacted The Emily Ann Griffin Foundation to request special car beds so families of premature babies could borrow them for a safe ride home at discharge. We were able to purchase three car beds for them.

For sun protection, three stroller canopies were purchased for RYAN, age 15, who was born missing a portion of his brain, CONNOR, age 5, who has Mitochondrial Disease and Diautonomia and for JORDYNN, age 3.


NYASIA, age 16, has Cerebral Palsy and is confined to her wheelchair. Her family requested a ramp to allow them to safely come and go from their home.

HENRY and JUNIPER, age 8, are twins with Autism. Their request was for a therapy dog to help ease their anxiety while navigating out in public.

DELILA, 15 months old, was shaken as a baby. Her adoptive family requested a play pack portable positioner to allow Delila to be comfortably positioned when away from home. The Foundation also provided much needed arm braces for her.

ANNABELLE, age 3, and ADDISON, age 1, are sisters who have Leigh’s Disease. Neither are walking and both have feeding tubes. Their mom requested a double stroller so that she could leave the house with both children.

The following children received adaptive tricycles from the Emily Ann Griffin Foundation:

– KYLE, age 18, who has Prader Willli Syndrome
– JOSE, age 13, also has Prader Willli Syndrome
– WYATT, age 7, was born without abdominal muscles
– AARON, age 6, has Cerebral Palsy
– LUCAS, age 7, has Cerebral Palsy
– MOHAMMED, age 4, low tone and Congenital Scoliosis
– XAVIER, age 7, has Epidermolysis Bullosa

ADRIANNA’S family needed a handicapped-accessible van. The Emily Ann Griffin Foundation was able to contribute the remaining funds to make this possible.

TRINITY, age 15, was born with a rare unnamed syndrome causing multiple issues. Trinity is also a double amputee. His family requested a wheelchair lock down mechanism for their van.


CADEN, age 2, was born with Hydrocephaly, commonly known as fluid on the brain. Caden needed a special car seat to accommodate his needs. The Foundation was able to purchase this for him.