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Blessing in Disguise — On Sunday, April 27, 1997 at 2:07 p.m., our family was blessed with a beautiful little girl, who we named months earlier. Her name Madison Claire. Her delivery was very much planned with the high-risk maternity doctors. However, she DID surprise us, and the doctors, by arriving one week earlier than expected and entered the world very quickly.  (read full story

Helen's Crusade — Helen was born and raised on a large farm in South Dakota along with five brothers and sisters. She was no stranger to hard work. She got married and raised two children. In 2003, at the age of 73, Helen liked to take long daily walks. She became aware that her legs felt like they had lead in them and were glued to the ground.  
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Our Shining Star — Five years ago we were living the "perfect" life.
We had a dream home, luxury cars, and we took two cruises a year.
We had four beautiful, healthy and successful children (two sons and two daughters - Evan (22), Brendan (16), Courtney (19), and Molly (14).
We thought our life was perfect and our family seemed complete.
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Miracle Granddaughter — I would love to tell you about Alyssa. She is my miracle granddaughter. When my daughter Catherine was 16 weeks pregnant, her sonogram showed that there was something wrong with the baby. The first sign was that her eyes were cast downward in an unnatural position. This was caused by the excess fluid in the cranial cavities known as ventricles, which meant that the baby had developed a type of hydrocephalus. You could see a large pool of fluid and a small amount of brain. However, as we later learned, you can’t see through the fluid to see what’s underneath.  (read full story)

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