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  • Ruiz Family

    Meet the Ruiz Family

    December 19, 2014

    In July of 1990, Alda, Tante, and their daughter Amanda Ruiz eagerly anticipated the arrival of the new addition to their family. Alda’s pregnancy had been complication free and they assumed a calm, straight forward delivery. However, right from the beginning of their newborn son Michael’s life, there were challenges. Baby Michael had meconium aspiration- which occurs when a newborn inhales (or…

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    Meet Aiden

    October 16, 2014

    Although the extent wasn’t immediately known, Tammy Anderson suspected early on that her baby boy had some challenges. Fast forward nine years to today and this mini superhero becomes the 2014-2015 Champion Child, presented by Walmart. “Aiden was very, very colicky and a bit of a fussy baby, but our daughter Ella, who was just 21 months older than him…

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  • Koby Halloween

    Meet Koby

    October 11, 2014

    On October 22nd last year, Nadine Lagasse knew that her son Koby was a little “off”; “He wasn’t his normal self. He was lethargic and not with it,” she recalls. The next stop was the Children’s Hospital emergency where a bunch of tests were immediately ordered. By the next morning Nadine was given shocking news; her 12 year old son…

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