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MedStar to Host Families for Annual Trick or Treat Event


October 31, 2016 (Fort Worth, Texas) -- Three amazing kids and their families have been selected for MedStar’s annual Trick or Treat event in partnership with the Berkeley and Pembroke neighborhoods in Fort Worth.

The children will be brought by a MedStar crew in an ambulance and escorted door-to-door with their families by medical personnel from MedStar. 

These children would not otherwise be able to experience a true Halloween event with their families if it were not for the continual presence of the EMTs and paramedics with MedStar, nor the hospitality of the Pembroke Drive/Berkeley Court residents. The residents of the Berkeley and Pembroke neighborhoods do an amazing job with these special needs children and their families! We are grateful for their willingness to host these children and welcome them with such open arms.

Children and Family Profiles

Alberto Torres, age 8

Condition: Alberto suffers from Dandy-Walker Syndrome, a congenital brain malformation that results in multiple neurologic symptoms, seizures and macrocephaly. 

Other information: Alberto has never been able to go trick or treating before. His parents and siblings will be joining him on the event.

Deanna Turner, age 9

Condition: Deanna and her family were involved in a serious car crash in August 2016.  The vehicle rolled over several times and Deanna was severely injured.  Among other injuries, she suffered a fractured hip which has required a hip fixater to limit movement of her lower body while she heals.

Other Information: Deanna’s parents and siblings, some of whom were also injured in the crash, will be joining her on this event.

Aknia Mosley, age 8

Condition: Aknia suffers from Rett Syndrome, a unique postnatal neurological disorder that is ­first recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys.  It causes brain malfunctions that are responsible for cognitive, sensory, emotional, motor and autonomic functions.  

It occurs worldwide in 1 of every 10,000 female births. Although Rett syndrome can affect males, the incidence in males is not known.

Other Information: Aknia has never been able to go trick or treating before. Her parents and siblings will be joining her on this event.


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