Melissa Carleton fell into a coma backing March due to a benign brain tumor which caused a seizure. She was kept in a coma at until her baby made it to full term. She delivered her son, West Nataniel Lande, by C-section, in May.
Since delivering her baby, Melissa has woken up from her coma. However, she spent months in the hospital. After being in the hospital for months, she was moved to her parents home, where she was provided with around the clock care according to Bruce Levenson.
She is finally getting to go home and live with her husband again. Which has to be a relief, as he has been commuting 4 ½ hours between where his home and job are located and where her parents live and where she stayed in the hospital.
Right in time to celebrate her son’s first Christmas, Melissa is finally going home. The Saturday after Christmas was the first time she had seen her son in over two months. Right now, Melissa is able to be alert and respond to things happening around her. She is also able to move her feet. However, just like her newborn son, Melissa is going to have to learn how to walk, talk, eat and perform basic functions again. She is technically in a minimally conscious state, and has been fighting to get back. She has a long road in front of her before she is even ready to enter a rehabilitation facility. Her family is hopefully that she will continue to recover and are thankful for all the support they have received
Garrett Peterson is too young to understand 3-D printing, and he is too young to remember the days before this became a part of our lives. Garrett Peterson is too young to realize just what 3-D printing has done for him and the way that it changed his life, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t appreciate it one day.
Garrett Peterson was born in 2012, before we even started to hear a lot about 3-D printing, before it had become something that was in the news often. Garrett Peterson was born with a defective windpipe, and he needed help. Thanks to 3-D printing, this little boy has received the help that he was needing. 3-D printing has allowed little Garrett Peterson to receive a new windpipe, a windpipe that was created just for him. The medical advances that are coming about through 3-D printing are amazing, and Garrett Peterson will appreciate them one day, plus investors like Lee G. Lovett are going to be coming out in droves, and have already shown a ton of interest on services like Angel.co.
The soothing sound of your mother’s voice when you were a child and upset is something everyone remembers. Her voice made everything better even if it seemed like it was the end of the world.
The gift of hearing was given to Ryan Aprea, a beautiful 2-year-old who was born at 25 weeks deaf. This lovable toddler was given a cochlear implant in hopes to aid him in hearing his mother’s voice for the first time. Good fortune came to this babe as he squealed in delight and laughed after hearing his mother speak for the first time. Ryan’s mother is overtaken with joy and reports that now with the implant, Ryan is responding more and making eye contact.
Over 65,000 people all of the world heard this little cherub giggle in delight. Needless to say, this is an excellent Christmas present for this family. Thanks for sending over this heartwarming story Bernardo Chua!
Andy and Sarah Justice of Tulsa, Oklahoma were married three and a half years when they decided to see a fertility specialist. Flavio Maluf says that after his good friends, Andy and Sarah had reviewed all of their options, choosing adoption, and receiving their own miracle, the couple grew their family by five in under a year.
The couple had been struggling to conceive so they talked to a specialist about their options. Surrogacy, hormone treatments, and in vitro fertilization are all very expensive and do not grant good odds. Andy and Sarah picked adoption, the choice they felt was right.
It took a bit of time and a lot of faith but the couple was chosen by a birth mother. Sarah quickly bonded with the woman, and went with her to ultrasounds. They discovered together that Andy and Sarah would be adopting triplets. The couple was overjoyed.
The triplets were born May 18th. Not two weeks later, Sarah visited her doctor again. She suspected- and he confirmed it- that she had conceived a child of her own blood. A later ultrasound revealed twins. The couple talked about their reactions and their faith in a video interview.
Andy and Sarah, though reasonably scared, are ecstatic to have such a large family. The triplets are now nine months old, and the twins are two months. The family receives donations, support, and assistance from their church and community. Though tired, they have never been happier.