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Cash

2021-07-14T15:44:09+00:00

Cash at age 5 Cash was diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) and was given a tracheostomy as an infant. He spent the first few years of his life in and out of the hospital, battling many ventilator-associated infections. 13-year-old Cash At five years old, Cash was cervically implanted [...]

Cash2021-07-14T15:44:09+00:00

Jamie

2021-07-07T13:15:21+00:00

In 1998, Jamie was a professional cricket player with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club. While attending a tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, he was involved in automobile accident which left him a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. Upon his return to the U.K., Jamie was cared for at the Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Pinderfields Hospital. [...]

Jamie2021-07-07T13:15:21+00:00

Emily – Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome

2021-06-22T15:36:37+00:00

Emily is ventilator-free, allowing her to enjoy horseback riding Emily has been using the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker since she was three years old. She was born with CCHS, a disorder that affects breathing, causing shallow breaths (hypoventilation), especially during sleep. Before she had the Avery Pacemaker implanted, Emily had to have a [...]

Emily – Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome2021-06-22T15:36:37+00:00

Ryo

2021-06-17T13:09:55+00:00

Ryo using the Avery Pacing System In 1999, Ryo became a quadriplegic because of a traffic accident with his motorbike. He remained in the hospital for 15 months tethered to a mechanical ventilator. After 15 months in the hospital, Ryo was implanted with the Avery Breathing Pacemaker at Fujita Health University. Five [...]

Ryo2021-06-17T13:09:55+00:00

Michael

2021-05-25T16:32:40+00:00

Michael loves his Avery Pacemaker! In 2005, Michael began to exhibit difficulty breathing. After an extensive workup and an unsuccessful trial with C-Pap, he was provided with a chest cuirass. About one week later, he suffered a stroke to the brain stem which paralyzed his diaphragm. Mike was left no other option [...]

Michael2021-05-25T16:32:40+00:00

Brodie

2021-05-19T12:30:49+00:00

Brodie enjoying some time by the water In 1980, a trampoline accident at college rendered Brodie a C2-C3 quadriplegic at the age of 19.  Approximately four months later, he was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker system, and in 1983, Brodie had his tracheostomy closed. He then returned to college, completing his [...]

Brodie2021-05-19T12:30:49+00:00

Keith

2021-05-13T15:16:08+00:00

Keith loving life with his Avery Pacemaker In 1996, Keith, an 18-year-old diving and gymnastic enthusiast, suffered an accident on a trampoline which rendered him quadriplegic and ventilator dependent. He had a bilateral intercostal nerve graft and was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing System. In 1997, after approximately seven months of nerve [...]

Keith2021-05-13T15:16:08+00:00

Anna

2021-05-04T14:14:38+00:00

Anna enjoying her freedom from VPAP on a hike Anna was born in Denmark in 1996 and was diagnosed with CCHS at 11 months old. This meant that she had to use a VPAP bi-level machine as her primary means of ventilation, until she was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing System [...]

Anna2021-05-04T14:14:38+00:00

Dalen

2021-04-13T13:49:44+00:00

Dalen enjoying life with the Avery Pacemaker In 2002, at the age of 52, Dalen fell from a ladder and was rendered a C2 quadriplegic and ventilator dependent. In 2014, Dalen was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker to replace his mechanical ventilator.  He is now pacing 24/7 and is enjoying his [...]

Dalen2021-04-13T13:49:44+00:00

Libanier

2021-03-23T13:00:25+00:00

Libanier enjoying life with the Avery Pacemaker Libanier was only 6 years old when he was hit by a car. Even though he experienced a typical childhood, at the age of 16 he began to feel very weak and was diagnosed with post traumatic syringomyelia. In June 2014, while traveling to the [...]

Libanier2021-03-23T13:00:25+00:00