Lacey Pate has been called Auburndale’s Inspiration. She was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called King Syndrome. Her family was advised that Lacey would not be able to live outside of the womb. She is now 14.
Meet the Latest Safe Step Cares Honoree: Lacey Pate
For Orland Park mother Naheda Jablonski, every day can be a bit of a struggle. Jablonski’s husband died after a battle with cancer, leaving her a widow. She recently lost a longtime job. And she raises two daughters with special needs, Sophia and Stephanie.
Anna Grace McDonald
Three years ago, when Anna Grace McDonald was 10, she could outrun every kid in her class. But it wasn’t easy. Anna Grace was in pain, a lot of pain. She told her parents that her body hurt everywhere. It was initially diagnosed as growing pains, but it got worse. Over time, the little girl who could round the bases more quickly than anyone in the league couldn’t run the bases at all. She was crawling out of bed and could barely walk due to pain and stiffness.