If there’s proof that love can grow even under the most stressful circumstances, one would find it in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. When Thomas and Brittany  first met the child who would become their daughter, she was just a few weeks old and fighting to overcome a heart condition and […]
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While childhood milestones are often marked by first words, first steps, first school days and last ones, Elisabeth Harris’ were framed by firsts of a different kind: the first of 59 surgical procedures, like her kidney transplant, the nine times when she almost died, and the days she chose to live each moment to the fullest.
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Blowing out candles and making a wish is the way Preston Simpson should have celebrated his second birthday. Instead, an ATV accident nearly robbed him of the life he’d only just begun. Prayers replaced birthday wishes as Preston’s medical team spent days, weeks and months fighting to not only save this little boy but to […]
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Life wasn’t supposed to amount to much for John Josiah Martinez. Since his third day living, he has been on medication to control his seizures. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and scoliosis, they said he would never walk, he would never talk. He’d have to be fed through a tube. “They pretty much told me […]
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