Eugene and Jeanette Horning sat down with Lancaster Farming news to talk about their unique journey raising a special child living with a random gene deletion, only found in 15 other people worldwide at the time of her diagnosis. Olivia is missing a gene that facilitates the brain-muscle connection which requires her to process information in a different way. The Hornings sought advice and care from Clinic of Special Children.
“The clinic is always available to us,” Jeanette said. “It’s hard to explain with words. … On our first visit, Dr. Strauss had so much compassion. We felt like he was caring for our hearts. It felt like family.”