Stories tagged with: Callista's Journey

July 2, 2015 - 3:38pm
13 weeks 5 days ago

A local girl living with Spina Bifida celebrated her third birthday this January.

When we last visited Callista Lynch she was saying words like 'mom' and 'dad' and since then it's been all about strides for the young girl.

"She has met some of her goals from her therapy so we're no longer working on one word sentences, she's working on two and three word sentences now," said Mother Kim Lynch. "She still struggles with her physical abilities but she's been able to...

July 14, 2014 - 4:11pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Lynch family of Duncan Falls is hosting their 3rd annual benefit to raise money for their daughter, Callista Lynch who suffers from Spina Bifida.

Spina Bifida is a condition that causes nerves to form outside of the back. This leads to nerve damage. The money will go toward making their home handicap accessible. Callista's mother Kim says she will use a power wheelchair to get around on her own. This requires a major renovation of the Lynch's home that is estimated at approximately...

July 28, 2013 - 8:06pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The second annual benefit for a small girl with large medical expenses was held Sunday.

18 month old, Callista Lynch was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect where the spinal column does not close all of the way, affecting how she moves, grows and develops. She constantly has had to undergo surgery to improve her condition.

"We went under fetal surgery when she was 22 weeks along and I was on bed rest quite awhile. She was born six weeks early and so far we are on our 8th...

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