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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Calendar Kids

Timmy along with 12 other extraordinary children, all of them patients of N.C. Childrens' Hospital, will be featured in the 2011 N.C. Childrens' Hospital "A Patient From Far Away" calendar. The children and their families hail from as far west as Bryson City in the mountains to as far east as Newport near the coast. Each month N.C. Childrens' will debut the story behind the patient featured in the calendar spread for that month. The Calendar Kids and their story can be viewed by visiting
To read a story from a past month, simply click the name of the child you would like to learn more about. The links to the previous months are located to the left of the page.

Timmy's picture and story will debut in October. Yes, Timmy's birthday is in November. Being that UNC's telethon airs in November, the calendar kid for that month is the child being featured during the telethon.

We have a paper calendar, which has a small story entry of each child featured each month. I personally have really enjoyed reading about and getting to know the featured children.

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