Category Archives: Family

Look who’s five!

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since our little guy Jaylen was born. I’ve blinked and now he’s such a big boy…so proud to be five. He’s such a loving, charming, and fun little kid these days. I visited him just before it was time to pick him up from pre-k today and […]

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A new school year…

“If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the moment you’re in? Enjoy the ride.” ~unknown Yes, two weeks into the kids’ school year and I’m just now blogging about it…there’s a shocker for those of you who have been following my blog. I’ve been blogging since before Hope ever began school […]

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Dear Chance

“Who knows where this path will take us but lets go forth hand in hand and promise not to let go because it may lead us somewhere vast and amazing.” ~unknown Dear Chance, It seems like forever since I last updated my blog with updates about you. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly six […]

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August 21, 2012 - 10:52 am

Holly - I have been reading your blog I came across while on the Internet. I am so sorry that your son has had to go through so many things. I am 18 and have had 49 brain surgeries mostly for shunts. I currently have a pleural shunt that was revised last week. When I read stories like these it makes me hopeful. Hopeful that one say shunts will be perfected. No one will ever have to get them revised and that they will never break(she said hopefully) I am happy that your son is doing better. You are in my prayers.

October 13, 2012 - 12:11 am

Natalia - I’m so happy Chance is doing so well. He is so amazing. Nash has been doing really well too. He also began army crawling and now gets up on all fours so soon hell be crawling. He has done awesome at all his visits. I just like u keep praying my baby boy will walk one day.strengthening We are working on strengthening his lower body muscles. I think of Chance often and pray for you guys. There needs to be so much more on Spinal Bifida. Its not a death sentence. I was so scared when I got the news. It was devastating but u helped me. I did the in utero surgery and its been a crazy year n a half! U r blessed with a sweet smart strong boy! Thank u for sharing ur story.

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“I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they’d give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they’d do the same for me.” ~unknown This past New Year’s eve I recall sharing with you all that I […]

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What I vow to do in 2012

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt We’re only hours away from celebrating a new year. I’m thankful that we’ve reached the end of 2011. The year has been […]

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January 1, 2012 - 3:34 am

Elaine - You, and Chance, are already great inspiration to many people; I think what you are planning will hopefully challenge many people to dig down a little deeper for more inner strength to not just endure, but to live life to the fullest! Good Luck! I know you will reach your goal!

January 8, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Ella Konopacki - Hi Amanda,

you are very insprational and I would love to support you if there is a way for me to do so. You and your family are in my thoughts a lot, especially now that I am pregnant again myself.

Kisses for little Chance and hi to your family.

Ella, Daniel, Mateo and little button in mama’s belly

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