Faith's Story

United States
May 27, 2007 8:34am CST
My 2 year old daughter was born with kidney disease. She is so strong and such a lil fighter!! She has been in and out of the Hospital almost 20 times in her little life and has had 7 surgeries. I almost lost her several times, but she has taught me to cherrish my life and my childrens lives and not to take even one minute for granted. Does anyone eles in here have children with special needs?
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@tonixxx (358)
31 May 07
I don't have children at all yet but read your story and had to reply if only to tell you what an inspiration you and your family are. You are a very strong and wonderful person and a credit to your children, a true mum.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
Thank You so much!
@kjc1981 (45)
• United States
31 May 07
i found out my daughter had two wholes in her heart when she was 1 month she had open heart surgery when she was 2 months old going through something like that made me relize not to take things for granted too its hard to go through something like that in and out of hospitals and stuff it hits you like a ton of bricks or like me it all happen so fast it didnt hit til it was all over with still everyday i absorb every precious moments with my kids!!
• United States
1 Jun 07
I hope your daughter is doing well!! Thank you so much for sharing that!
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
27 May 07
My daughter was born with a heart condidtion as well as a condition called sacral agensis. She had to have open heart surgery by the time she was 10 months old. It was the scariest time of my life. I was told that she would never be able to walk on her own. One doctor even tried to tell me that she wouldn't have any quality of life and that I should give up fighting for her. My daughter is now almost 9 years old. She has been through more surgeries and hospital stays then I care to think about. A pacemaker replacement was the most recent. You would never know by looking at her that she is a special needs child. She walks just like any other child. The only difference is that her legs get tired easily. She is as smart as any other child her age. I agree with you that having a special needs child makes you look at things in a different way. You realize just how precious each moment really is because you don't know if this could be the last time you will see them do something. I hope that your Faith will live a long and happy life.
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• United States
27 May 07
Thank You...I will always keep ur daughter in my thoughts also. Faith didnt start walking til she was 22 months old...she dont talk but understands everything said. We are working with her talking (I know she can but she dont have to w/ a mommy and 2 older brothers to do everything and get all she wants with just a grunt) lol
• India
18 Jun 07
hello let ur kid be strong and happy 4 ever.im a graduate student in search of love