DBA has affected our lives in ways we could have never imagined. It has introduced us to the most amazing people – from the dedicated doctors to the wonderful families who are also dealing with DBA. They all exemplify the power of human spirit and are family.
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.
Sometimes I feel like the odd one out, restricted by DBA. I just have to keep reminding myself that God wouldn’t bless me with this challenge if He didn’t think I could handle it. I don’t let DBA define me, I try to defy DBA.