Building on our dream for an accessible home

Randy and Jordan staking out land for new home

While navigating through Jordan’s major hip and ankle surgery, we’re in the process of trying to sell our current home and searching for grants to assist with building a handicap-accessible home.

Foot surgery is step in right direction


My son, Carter, had major surgery in October of 2014 to help correct his feet, which turned outward. Carter had been self conscious about his condition and his knees were starting to hurt from it. His surgeons Dr. Riley and Dr. Adamczyk performed bi-rotational osteotomies of his fibula.

After scary and uncertain beginning, NICU grad celebrates 10th birthday


Gabriel was already 8 days late when the doctors decided to induce my labor. Since he was my second child and my first had also been induced, I wasn’t concerned. However, after a while, we realized this was not going to be as smooth as the last delivery. After an emergency C-section, Gabe was …

Living with a bleeding disorder is a family affair


Fathers and their little girls often share a special bond. For Geoff Miller and his daughter, Samantha, that bond also includes sharing the same rare blood disorder. When Geoff was a newborn, his parents discovered he had factor 9 deficiency, also known as hemophilia B, an inherited bleeding …

Young classical pianist fights cancer one key at a time


It has been a whirlwind year for James Wilson. A classical pianist virtuoso, James has performed in international competitions since he was 6 years old − most recently at Lagny-Sur-Marne in Paris and another in New York City, where he was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, again.

Counting down to cast-off day


I’m not sure what I had expected after Jordan’s hip surgery, but it’s been a crazy ride. We tried to prepare the house for Jordan’s homecoming. I researched on different blogs and looked for suggestions on Pinterest. I watched videos about how to care for him to maybe get some insight for what to expect and where our journey would take us next.