Bekah’s 4th birthday brings a wiser mommy

Today Bekah turns 4. I almost can’t believe it. Chris has gone to work, and Bekah and Sam are both still asleep. I have a million different things I should be doing. Instead, I am laying in bed, typing this, thinking of how different my life was just 4 years ago. At this very moment […]

Palliative care eases the burden for Akron family

In the spring of 2013, Sandi and David Cleavenger anxiously awaited the birth of their first child. Jack arrived prematurely, and soon after, his parents learned he had a problem with his heart. He was also born with Down syndrome. The couple was shocked by the news.

Celebrating hearts in March

We think about hearts a lot here at our house. In fact, while everyone else celebrates hearts in February, we reserve most of our excitement for March 6, Happy Heart Day, the day of Bekah’s open heart surgery.

Harper celebrates her first birthday

A whole year has gone by. When I think back to this day a year ago, I didn’t know anything about Harper’s awesomeness before she was born. I remember so many emotions that day: nervousness, excitedness, sadness. I was all over the place. If there was anything I could change, I would make sure I had seen my baby before they told me she had Down syndrome and a heart defect.

Discharge day: Thankful for miracle baby’s medical team

Feb. 4, 2015, was a monumental day in our family’s lives. Kandice Jean Ramsey turned 5 months old and her journey at Akron Children’s Hospital ended. She went home!

Top 10 tweets of 2014

In 2014, we enjoyed a lot of uplifting and fun social conversations on Twitter. Take a look at the 10 most popular and heartwarming tweets of this past year.