Family Stories

Nothing can stop determined father

Pascal Chartier always knew he wanted children.   A single man working as a travel agent in Paris, France, Chartier had been researching and planning for fatherhood a long time. Specifically, he wanted his own child; but the adoption process in France can take as long as seven years, and many cases don’t go through….

Early Diagnosis Spurs Parents to Dramatic Action

Kelsey and Tuan Ngo are a newly married couple from South Bend, Indiana. The exciting news of Kelsey’s first pregnancy was met with great joy from both of their large families. This would be the first grandchild and first great grandchild for this extended family of 14 siblings (11 for Kelsey and 3 for Tuan)….

Open Heart Surgery at 4 Months Old

When Cape Coral resident Christiana Deeter was 20 weeks pregnant, her baby was diagnosed with tetralogy of fallot, a rare heart condition caused by four heart defects present at birth. The diagnosis meant her son, Isaac, would be born with a defect that caused oxygen-poor blood to flow out of the heart and into the…

Happy Despite the Challenges

Every family has its set of day-to-day and long-term challenges, and some families seem to have more on their plate than others. The Wieschowski Family – Mark and Katie and their kids Joshua, Kai, Isaac, and Austin – are one of those families. When Austin was two months old, he was diagnosed him with respiratory…