She has a twinkle in her eye, like she just wants to tell you something,” Marlena says of her newborn daughter, Breia. “She has Dad wrapped around her finger already.” Besides appreciating her sassy personality, Breia’s family has also quickly learned one of her greatest qualities – her perseverance. Continue Reading The Strength of a Family: Breia’s Story...
Families share stories about their “home-away-from-home”
Content, silly, and very loving – just a few words Melia uses to describe her 19-month-old daughter Addelyn. Those characteristics serve her well, considering the medical obstacles she faces. At 19 weeks pregnant, parents Melia and Reagan from Thatcher, Arizona, discovered their daughter had fluid on her brain. Continue Reading Treasuring Togetherness: Addelyn’s Story...
Determined. Friendly. Strong. A contagious laugh. A missionary’s heart. Those are just a few ways Kami’s mom Shannon uses to describe her daughter. Each of those qualities has helped Kami overcome the biggest challenge she has faced. Continue Reading Facing Challenges Together: Kami’s Story...
“My daughter is strong,” Blanca said of her 14-year-old daughter, Kaylee. Right now, Blanca knows that will be an important quality for Kaylee. After going through cancer treatment in 2017, doctors at Phoenix Children’s Hospital recently informed Kaylee that she had relapsed. The family was determined to face this challenge head-on. Continue Reading Family Togetherness: Kaylee’s Story...
Annie and Brian found themselves in uncharted territory when their newborn son Elliot was air evacuated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital from their home in Yuma, Arizona at only four days old. Far from their support system, Ronald McDonald House became an immediate refuge for the family. Continue Reading At Home Together: John’s Story...
Instead of playing on her volleyball team back home on the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona, 15-year-old Martisha’s schedule revolves around three-hour dialysis treatments five days a week. Diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of six that has since led to heart failure, she and her family are patiently waiting for a dual organ transplant. Continue Reading A Place to Call Home: Martisha’s Story...