At 2 days old, Hannah Jabbour had surgery to close the half dollar-sized opening in the base of her spine, but only time would tell how her spina bifida would impact her everyday life. “While in the NICU, Hannah also needed a shunt placed to drain the spinal fluid from her skull due to her hydrocephalus,” […]
The end of summer was closing in on us and school would be starting back up but it would be a different end to summer for London and our family. I will never forget the night of Aug. 5 or the early morning of Aug. 6 as those days are etched in my memory forever. […]
McKenna Cain was a typical, busy 1-year-old girl. She spent her days trying to master new skills, whether that meant walking the entire length of the family room, speaking her first words or successfully tackling 1 of her 4 older brothers. Her personality was beginning to shine and she was reaching new milestones — socially, […]
For some reason the ease that we might feel from having Jordan’s shunt replaced was short lived as this was the first he had expressed discomfort after his surgery. The neuro team at Akron Children’s told us there is a high rate of malfunction in the first year. This doesn’t really put your mind at […]
At 3 years old Blake Riggs has faced more challenging and complex medical conditions than most people face in a lifetime. He’s had more than 51 surgeries, and the majority has been to his brain. Blake is a fighter, but it hasn’t been easy. Born on July 19, 2012, Blake was diagnosed at birth with […]
The anticipated day of Jordan’s surgery finally came. Randy and I could only pray that God would help lessen our anxiety as we entered the world of a major surgery followed by an intense recovery.