Cystic fibrosis, then another surprise in first pregnancy journey

Our journey to parenthood started with joy, excitement, a bit of surprise and a whole bundle of nerves. Is anyone ever really ready to be a parent — to see those eight letters, “pregnant” — […]

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Congenital heart defects can’t slow down this boy

This article was originally featured in the spring 2013 issue of Cart Wheels magazine. When Missy Kremer was five months pregnant, she had a routine ultrasound to check her baby’s development. What she and her […]

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When babies need care before birth

With a baby on the way, Ni’Eshia Andrews and her family were overjoyed. The family planned to welcome a baby girl, joining her big brother in summer 2017. Everything was going as planned until they […]

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Facing the slimmest of odds at birth, boy celebrates first birthday

Benjamin Burdette and his family will celebrate his first birthday on Friday, June 23. A stranger attending the celebration for the happy, healthy boy would notice nothing unusual — nothing that would give away the […]

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Doctor, ‘miracle baby’ form special bond

An approaching birth is normally a joyful event, but for Jodie and James Campbell of Louisville it was fraught with anxiety. In 2013, their unborn child had become severely anemic from a viral infection, parvovirus, […]

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3 unexpected blessings

Looking ahead to their daughter’s third birthday in April 2016, last summer Jenna and Brian Richie began thinking about a second baby. A little brother for Madelynn would be nice, they thought. Little did they […]

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Our normal may not be your normal

We all can probably agree that the world needs less judging and more compassion. Negative behaviors usually stem from lack of understanding about what another person is going through. This is especially true when it […]

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