How two parents coped with a young child who wouldn’t eat

Produced by DONELLA SWAN, DANIELLE SEMRAU AND HANNAH KOST

Ron and Michelle Pisoni live just outside of Medicine Hat, Alta., with their two daughters. Their youngest, Kalista, refused to eat for the first three years of her life.

Now a healthy 15-year-old competitive gymnast, Kalista has long outgrown this concerning behaviour. But the memory of their struggle remains vivid for her parents, who fought to seek medical treatments and keep their daughter healthy.