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Contact: Dawn Baumgardner
It’s not fun, but I am a tough cookie.
Though in our hearts we desire to be free from DBA, we have learned patience, love, trust, perseverance, compassion, courage, and to cry.
I stand DBA Strong with the help of my family, friends, and DBA friends.
Thankfully, our sweet girl functions very well with a low blood count. We couldn’t feel more blessed. There is hope!
DBA is a part of who I am… it does not define me nor will it stand in the way of my hopes and dreams.
Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow. Just because you have a warning doesn’t make you different than anyone else. It doesn’t make a difference in how you live each day.
We hope for an easier life, until then we are grateful for each day together.
As parents it is difficult to watch our son go through so much (IVs, pokes, transfusions, ER visits, steriod side effects, tests, ect.), but the resilience and toughness Elton shows each day is what gets us through.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William E. Channing