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Pascal Chartier with his new babies

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….

Tuan and Kelsey Ngo

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)….

Isaac Deeter with chest scar

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…

Katie Wieschowski with her two sons at RMH

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…

Melinda Loe with two daughters at RMH

Coincidence or Fate?

Melinda Loe of Arden Hills, Minnesota was lying in bed the first time she saw the baby’s photo.   A friend on Facebook had posted the photo, taken at Little Flower Projects, a medical foster home in China that cares for special needs children. Suffering a serious heart condition, the child’s future was uncertain. Although…

Tyler Skelton

A Perfect Storm

Christina Skelton was mystified when her 13-year-old son Tyler suddenly began losing weight and feeling ill. A visit to the pediatrician was inconclusive; with the doctor suspecting Tyler had an eating disorder. Christina did not believe this was the problem, but knew that food was causing Tyler to feel nauseous and was contributing to his…