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My Bestest Friend
My Bestest Friend

Janie is a miracle baby - she wasn't supposed to even be here. I was told I would never have kids. Her older brother was not even two yet when I found out I was pregnant with her, which is nothing short of a miracle. Janie was born blue and white and not breathing. Hydrocephalus started when she was four months old. At nine months old she had a  ventricular-peritoneal (VP) shunt inserted and multiple syndectoly surgeries. Janie is now a loving, lively, thriving 20 year old who has less then 1 year left in her after-high school program. She loves fishing, 'helping' her dad around the house and is the best housekeeper/cleaner I have ever met. She is my "mini-me" and I love it. She has taught me more in 20 years then I could have ever taught her in two years. I love you my doodlebug! You are awesome, very healthy and getting ready to graduate again. Love ALWAYS, Mom




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Bill Skiba, United States, OH
5/10/2013 12:58:10 PM
That's my Janie! So very proud of her progress and all she has accomplished!!

cathy schmerr, United States, OH
5/10/2013 6:19:50 AM
No words can begin to explain this wonderful story!!

Rev. Tedman L. Anderson, United States, OH
5/9/2013 5:42:36 PM
Yes, Jaine is an adorable little Doodlebug. I can't believe she's 20 already! Her Uncle Boo'misses her lots, and needs to see her sometime soon, if the arrangements can be made to do so. I LOVE YOU JANIE! Uncle Boo

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