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For Alex and Michael

The desire to help became a passion

Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:40 pm

Silvia Hernandez was on a mission when she started Go Play Therapy Center. Go Play Therapy is a rehabilitation facility dedicated to providing speech, physical, and occupational therapies for children. Silvia has a passion for helping children. That passion has been fueled by her own challenge of finding and providing care for her two sons, Alex and Michael.

Alex and Michael were both diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a debilitating lung disease. Alex, who is twenty years old lives with the complications of CF on a daily basis. Silvia’s experience with therapy began when her oldest son, Alex, began speech therapy services in Birmingham, a two hour drive from their home. And, Michael would eventually require another form of therapy, Early intervention Services. After losing Michael to complications with CF, Silvia realized she wanted to become more involved with children who suffered from illnesses like her sons. The desire to help was not just a fleeting feeling, it was a consuming passion.

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