“I’ll never forget the day I met Denise and learned about the FAMIS programs. They gave my son a chance for a normal life.”

My son, Leonardo, has a serious growth deficiency. At the age of 22 months, he is wearing clothes for 6- to 9-month-old babies.

With his condition, it is important to start growth hormone therapy as soon as possible for it to have the best chance to work.

I would do anything for my son, but between my part-time job at Home Depot and my studies to be a medical assistant, I only make $600 a month.

I thought I would have to scrimp and save for years to pay for his treatment. Then I met Denise Parker, an outreach worker who helps parents obtain state-sponsored health insurance for their children. She talked to me about the FAMIS programs, and expedited an application for Leonardo so he could start his treatment quickly.

Thanks to Denise and FAMIS, he has a chance at a normal future.