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To My Dearest Miracle, Zak: December 29, 2017 we will celebrate your first birthday. The past year has been a tumultuous journey—one I can hardly explain in words. DIAGNOSED WITH AN ENCEPHALOCELE IN SECOND TRIMESTER From the fifth month of pregnancy, › Continue Reading

One of the things that I enjoy most about my job here at Cincinnati Children’s is being involved in interdisciplinary conferences. This past year I became involved in our Neuro-oncology Tumor Board, and it has been a tremendous experience for › Continue Reading

I have two sons who have Chiari malformation. What a ride we have been on with this condition. Jacob, now 15, was diagnosed at 14 months old. Dylan, 12, was diagnosed at 10 months old. A Chiari malformation type I happens when › Continue Reading
In late 2006 when he was 4 years old, my son Matthew was diagnosed with Chiari malformation. With this condition, the back of the brain goes down below the base of the skull and into the upper spinal canal. Some › Continue Reading

Miles was born on August 15, 2005. We were so excited to welcome our adorable baby boy into the world. He was everything we imagined he would be and we were thrilled the day we brought him home. Just a › Continue Reading

In 2007 my grandpa was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. It was honestly one of the scariest times in my life. His type of cancer was sadly not curable. He went through a few surgeries and several rounds of › Continue Reading

There are a lot of things that happened to my family in a very short period of time that changed our lives forever. In August of 2008, my father-in-law passed away from a brain tumor and in December of that › Continue Reading

In August 2010 I noticed that my 16-month-old daughter, Bayleigh, was starting to fall a lot. She kept running into things and seemed really off balance. Of course, she was doing these things at the same time that she was › Continue Reading