Our Patients. Their Stories. Natalie

Natalie with her mom, Robin

Even after all these years, CHaD continues to have exactly what we need, when we need it most.

Robin, Natalie’s mother

Natalie was born at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and continues to be cared for by CHaD providers. She has significant disabilities and uses a wheelchair full time. As Natalie has grown to her adult size, her mother Robin struggles to provide the full care that her daughter needs when at DHMC for visits. On a recent visit, Robin burst into tears when they entered the bathroom near the Reception 4E area. She saw an adult-sized, electronic changing table. According to Robin, “I couldn’t have been more pleased to see the changing table. Whoever installed it, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You don’t know what a difference it made to us.”