Aubrey

While Quishawna was pregnant with her first child, Aubrey, she experienced high blood pressure throughout the first 30 weeks.  She was put on bed rest with the goal of making it to 34 weeks, but at 32 weeks, Aubrey was born weighing just over 3 pounds.  Unable to eat on her own, Aubrey spent the…

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Bryan

During a youth football game last year, Bryan was hit by another player’s helmet.  After days of pain and inconclusive tests, Bryan’s mother, Vanessa, brought him to Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital.  A biopsy revealed Bryan had rhabdomyoscaroma, a rare form of cancer usually found in children.  He began a successful 27-week process of chemotherapy…

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Julianna

At 5 months old, Julianna began to run a fever that reached 103 degrees. Her condition continued to worsen and she was sent to the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, where she was diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis, a deadly bacterial infection that attacks the brain’s nerves. Doctors used antibiotics to combat the…

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Walker and Hayden

Although the first several months of her pregnancy were typical, at 30 weeks, Misti’s twin daughters, Walker and Hayden, were ready to be born.  They were delivered via an emergency c-section at Navicent Health, weighing 2lbs 13oz and 3lbs and 2 oz, respectively.  Walker and Hayden were immediately taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit…

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William

While playing football for his school last year, William collided with an adult volunteer.  He immediately began vomiting and had trouble walking despite the lack of external symptoms.  William’s mother, Lisa, rushed him to the Pediatric Emergency Center at the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, where scans revealed he had a severely lacerated spleen.  He…

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