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The McCarty Family

Conor was diagnosed with Ullrich Muscular Dystrophy at age 7. It is a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy that typically affects the lungs and causes scoliosis and contractures. Although originally thought that Conor had a mild case in the beginning and would continue to walk and lead a normal life, it has not gone that direction. Continue reading “The McCarty Family” » ...

The Hoffmann Family

3 months before my daughter was born, i received a phone call from Connecticut asking if i were interested in adopting a little girl. When she was born, I was told that she would not survive. They gave her 6 hours at most. When she pulled through they gave her 6 weeks. Then months at the most. 14 years later she’s fighting and thriving! She’s the only person to survive with her combined diagnosis, and she’s not done changing the...

The Prows Family

In 2005 and 2007, Holly and I adopted two medically fragile infants. We met our son Aidan when he was 10 months old, living at a nursing home in Ohio, where Holly was his therapist. Born at 32 weeks with a stage 3 intraventricular hemorrhage and multiple congenital defects, Aidan spent his first months hospitalized, where Childrens Services took custody of him for reasons of neglect and abuse. We were lucky enough to become his foster and adoptive parents.