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Proud to be independent

Jordan and his lil sis, Gabriella

Independent is becoming our new word, or should I say, “I do it myself, mommy!”

Take Kheira’s birthday card challenge

Kheira and her service dog

Kheira’s service dog passed away unexpectedly on her 13th birthday last year. She’ll get a new dog in January 2015. This year for Kheira’s birthday we want to fill the absence of her best friend and most valued helper with birthday cards. Her birthday is Dec. 14.

Adaptive sports program gives son and others with physical disabilities competitive outlet

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My son Casey was born with spina bifida, a disability that caused paralysis in his legs. He was competitive and athletic as a toddler but was not able to participate in typical sports because of his disability. Through adaptive/paralympic sports, Casey found the competitive outlet he craved.

Thankful to have a gem like Akron Children’s Hospital in our own backyard

Miles at 6 months old

At our 20 week ultrasound we found out Miles had spina bifida. In an instant our world changed forever but we could never imagine how it would be for the better. Maternal Fetal Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital saw us every step of the way and we felt so trusting of the hands our son would be in. When he arrived on May 6, he was taken to the NICU where he would be taken such great care of by the best.

Our faith helps us in both good and hard times

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As we’ve journeyed through, life, we have come to rely more and more on our faith to carry us through the good and the hard times. We understand only so much of what happens is truly in our control. We feel that God has brought each member of our family together on purpose.

April Showers bring May Flowers

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April appointments were our form of showers in the Pollock household. We had visits to Dr. Hudgins and Dr. Milo, as well as a urodynamic exam, preschool screening and a well check-up for Gabriella.