Posts tagged "Scoliosis Awareness Month"

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!
Guest Post Written by Chrissy Miller, Mom to Superhero Jackson, Cameron & Natalie   When you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, an illness or a life-changing event, it’s difficult to find peace in it and understand its magnitude or meaning. Sometimes, it take years to be able to look at the shadow with resolve, restitution... Read more »

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2013; Waiting for our "Rudy" moment.

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2013; Waiting for our "Rudy" moment.
I absolutely adore the movie Rudy.  Maybe it is my love of Notre Dame football or more likely the story of the underdog overcoming all obstacles for a hard earned few minutes of passion in the play.  Whatever the reason, when the crowd begins chanting, “rudy, Rudy, RUDY!” the tears start forming.  Eventually my lip... Read more »

Scoliosis Awareness Month: That's a Wrap, Cast Style!

Scoliosis Awareness Month: That's a Wrap, Cast Style!
It is hard for me to believe Scoliosis Awareness Month is coming to an end.  During the month of June we have shared 27 posts related to Scoliosis.  When you haved lived scoliosis every month for the past 3 years it is hard to condense all you hope others will learn to just one month. ... Read more »
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Rylie Fought Infantile Scoliosis and Set it Straight!

Rylie Fought Infantile Scoliosis and Set it Straight!
Rylie is our third baby, and only girl. She came into the world 1 yr, and 1 day after her big brother, Alex. She was such a sweet baby, but very gassy, and hard to please those first few months. After switching formulas, gas drops, and several sleepless nights, she finally turned into the happy... Read more »

Diagnosis Wait and Watch: Meet Brayden, He's not waiting anymore!

Diagnosis Wait and Watch: Meet Brayden, He's not waiting anymore!
Brayden’s Story We were so excited when we found out we were pregnant with our first child! On Tuesday, October 5th, 2010, Brayden Richard was born via c-section at 11:33 am. He came out screaming and hasn’t stopped talking since.  After his 2nd appointment with the pediatrician we were off to the local children’s... Read more »

There is still HOPE when the window closes: Meet the West Coast Wonder, Miss Keira

There is still HOPE when the window closes: Meet the West Coast Wonder, Miss Keira
Keira was born on April 15, our “tax day” baby. She was our 2nd child, with her big sister being 5 ½ yrs older. When she was 9 months old we noticed a hump on her back on the right side. Her pediatrician assured us it was just a muscle mass related to crawling and... Read more »
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The Power of Faith: Katie VanderKooi's Journey with Juvenile Scoliosis

A Huge thank you to Katie for sharing her story!  We met Katie and her amazing parents in pre-op holding the day of Katie’s fusion/rod surgery.  It was also the day of William’s first casting.   Quiet conversations in the waiting area led to a unique friendship that has lasted nearly 3 years.  When we were leaving the hospital... Read more »

What's in a name? Day 22 of Scoliosis Awareness Month, Lets spark some candid conversations!

What's in a name? Day 22 of Scoliosis Awareness Month, Lets spark some candid conversations!
I have always had a fascination with names and their meaning.  There is so much to a name.  When choosing, parents have gone as far as hiring focus groups to help choose the best name for their little one.  Although this is too much for me, I can understand.  This is the first gift you... Read more »

“Keep your face to sun shine and you cannot see the shadow": Meet our Sunshine, Chloe

“Keep your face to sun shine and you cannot see the shadow": Meet our Sunshine, Chloe
On July 4, 2007, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Chloe and she has changed our lives forever. At the time of her birth though, her name was Baby Girl Eugenio for about 2 days because I am the Queen of Indecisive! Chloe was born with a rare genetic disorder... Read more »
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William, desire + helmet, protection: Meet Iron Will

William, desire + helmet, protection: Meet Iron Will
My beautiful Iron Will We waited 8 long years.  I had convinced myself we would never add another child to our family.  We cherished what we had and wrapped our world around our tiny family.  As surprising as the first, we found out we were having Mr. William.  His name was set in stone long... Read more »