Jaden suffered a stroke at birth that caused damage to his brain. He was later diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, an incurable condition in which fluid builds up deep within the brain. He faces extensive medical challenges, but with the help of his family and Children’s Colorado, he has made significant progress. Some said he was unlikely to ever walk or talk, but Jaden defied the odds and now does both. In addition, Jaden is treated at Children’s Colorado for severe allergies to more than 30 different food and environmental triggers. Because they live in Durango, Colo., Jaden’s family is thankful they are able to access some of his caregivers remotely through innovative Children’s Colorado telemedicine programs. He still comes to Aurora regularly for check-ups with the Neuroscience Institute, Rehabilitation Clinic and Orthopedics Department. Jaden loves trains, and enjoys all things Colorado, especially camping, fishing and the Denver Broncos.