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Meet Faith and Angel!

Faith has muscular dystrophy. She was diagnosed after having a problem with her hips as an infant. Having over 20 admissions to hospital in her first two years of life, Esther, Faith’s mom, shares how

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Meet Kenneth!

Kenneth is moderately to severely affected by autism, being also cognitively limited. Michiru, Kenneth’s mom, describes him as “a sweet and happy boy, very sociable. He wants to visit his classmates

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Meet Daniel and Rachel!

Daniel and Rachel are siblings, and both have autism Spectrum Disorder. Aged 22 and 19, they can struggle in social situations and daily life. However, at Zajac Ranch they have found a place where they

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Meet Avery

Three days into her life, it was discovered Avery was born with a ventricular septal defect, which affects the wall dividing the left and right ventricles of the heart. She had major surgery when she was

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Meet Ashley

Ashley has always found it challenging to fit in with her peers. Born with a midline defect, Ashley has experienced oxygen deprivation along with physical and other challenges. As a result, learning for

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Meet James

Attending Zajac Ranch as a young adult has been James’ first experience at camp. “He was not ready for camp in his youth,” says his mother, Sylvie. “James is a very big-hearted, social, and gentle

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Meet Francis

Moebius Syndrome is an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder which is characterized by facial paralysis and the inability to move the eyes from side to side. Most people with Moebius Syndrome

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Meet Seiya

Seiya loves to come to Zajac Ranch and practice his archery skills every summer. Seiya has Hemophilia A, which often causes people to bleed longer than others, and bleeds can occur internally, into joints

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Meet Rory

Rory gets very excited every time his mom talks about Zajac Ranch with him. Although he can’t talk, his smiles and laughs tell the story. Rory has Mowat-Wilson syndrome, a rare condition that deeply

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Meet Mac

To the outside world, Mackenzie (‘Mac’ to friends and family) often appears completely typical. However, she can struggle to develop social connections, make friends, and find her place in the world.

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