OGDEN -- In January 2012, Jaime Heren was at her wit's end trying to get help for her then 12-year-old daughter, Faith Heren.
Jaime Heren, a single mother at the time, was working two jobs to support herself and her three daughters and didn't have health insurance.
But despite her limited means, Heren had taken Faith to several doctors. She also is employed in the medical field herself.
She and all the medical professionals she consulted had been stumped as to what was behind Faith's pain that was keeping her from walking correctly.
"Her foot was dove-tailing out," Heren said. "The doctors couldn't tell me it was her hip. It hurt. She couldn't walk right and she was leaning to the side."
But when Joshua Heren, who has since married Jaime and adopted Faith, took the girl to a free screening offered by Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Salt Lake City, held in Ogden, a nurse was able to understand the problem.
The bone in Faith's hip had slipped out of place and was cutting off the blood supply to her hip, Heren said. The bone in the hip was dying.
Based on the nurse's notes, the hospital and doctor, Kristen Carroll, agreed to take over Faith's care and donate their services.
"I was just amazed," Heren said. "(The doctor) knew she had to help her because it was that severe."
Faith was admitted into the hospital just a few days after the clinic in January.
Today, Faith has had five surgeries and now is walking well, Heren said,
Faith recently received a clean bill of health and won't have to report back for another screening for a year.
Faith is one of 210 Weber County children with orthopedic conditions to have been treated at the hospital last year, according to an email from hospital administrators.
Now Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Salt Lake City is looking for more children from the Top of Utah to help.
The hospital will hold a free screening clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ogden Masonic Temple, 1240 20th Street in Ogden.
The Salt Lake City hospital provides care for orthopedic conditions including arthrogryposis (stiff joints), cerebral palsy, clubfoot, limb deformities, limb length differences, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones), rickets, scoliosis, spine conditions and sports injuries.
Children up to age 18 are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Salt Lake City if there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized orthopedic services available, said information released by the hospital.
Acceptance as a patient is based solely on a child's medical needs and care is provided regardless of the ability to pay.
For information, visit on-line at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/saltlakecity or call Jim Sweet at 801-791-5564 or Carl Fauver 801-266-0315.
Heren said she believes her finding information about last year's screenings and finally receiving a proper diagnosis for Faith was nothing short of a miracle.
"Her name is Faith and I definitely had that faith feeling," Heren said. "When I was feeling in despair, I thought that nothing was going to go right."
Heren said if her daughter had not received the timely help that she received right after last year's screening, Faith could have lived the rest of her life in a wheelchair or worse.
"I could have lost my child," Heren said. "It could have been seriously life threatening."
And the mother said she doesn't know how to thank Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Salt Lake City enough.
"I would give my life for my daughter," she said. "I probably wouldn't be the woman I am today if I lost my daughter."
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