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Hope And Healing: Every Day A Gift With A Terminally Ill Child

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"When you have a terminally ill child, every day becomes a gift."

Auni, Caitlin and Dallin Naulu's first baby, was diagnosed with a terminal illness—spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Over the next 14 months before Auni passed away, clinicians, family and friends helped Auni live the best life she could. She brought joy and sunshine to all. 

Since Auni’s passing, Caitlin, a special education teacher, and Dallin have become strong advocates for families and children with SMA. “Every day they're here with you is a day to just be enjoyed and celebrated.”

Support for programming on Utah Public Radio comes from Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 160 clinics, 2,400 employed doctors and advanced practice providers, a health plans group under the name SelectHealth, and other medical services.