When posting pictures of my kids, it always makes me think of a family that I met thru mutual friends that have been going thru a difficult time with their newest family member. The Oritz family welcomed little Jude last September. Unfortunately, Jude had a stroke while in Jenn's tummy and has had a tough time with seizures. Yes babies have strokes too! You can check out the day to day struggles they face on her blog. Jude; The diary of a baby and a stroke. On my sidebar is a sweet picture link that will take you there. I have to give props to Jenn and her family for the great strength they have shown since Jude was born. She and Mike are amazing parents and have gone to extraordinary lengths to make sure Jude, and other kids like him, have as normal a life as possible. Jude's older sister, Emily, too has helped with raising money and spreading the word about Pediatric Stroke Awareness.
Sometimes I feel guilty that I have two healthy kids at home when there are alot of other families in the world that don't. I am just amazed at the determination that Jennifer and her family has had in making sure Jude has access to every opportunity available. You are an inspriration to me to be a better mother! Thanks!
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