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Garrett’s Story

Hi!I am Garrett and this is my sister Peighton.  Thank you for visiting our site!  Please read our story!I was born with Spina Bifida, have a VP shunt and reflux.  I am paralyzed from the waist down. My legs don't work too well, so I use a wheelchair to get around! Garrett has Spina Bifida, a VP shunt and Arnold Chiari Malformation. His medical history is very complex to say the least! He has had 76 surgeries and procedures that have required anesthesia. His zest for life, humor and smile draw people to him! Garrett loves swimming, sled hockey, downhill skiing, playing Xbox, listening to music, watching Family Guy and any type of Ghost Adventure shows!  He also like hanging with his friends.Peighton loves listening to music, watching Amazing Race, Survivor , MN Twins, MN Vikings, and pretty much ALL the shows on ABC Family!  She also likes hanging out with her friends. They have a black Mini Schnauzer named Sophie and a white Mini Schnauzer named Daffy that they both adore!  Both are very smart, loving, compassionate, funny and beautiful kids! God is good!PLEASE remember to sign their guestbook!

Latest Journal Update


Peighton has been feeling very icky. Her blood pressure has been as high as mine when I forget to take my medication...

Walking drives it even higher. We battled the rain and high winds and arrived in Sioux Falls last night. She is going to have some kidney tests done and see the Pediatric Nephrologist this morning. There was no way she could wait until August to see him in Fargo.

9 days left of school this year. Very happy for summer to arrive-even if it means both have to do school work.

Please continue to pray for both kids...
25 people hearted this



Peggy Christopherson
By Peggy Christopherson
Kathy and Doug Ellingson
By Kathy Ellingson
Here is a BIG {{{HUG}}} for you Peighton, I hope that you feel better soon and that they figure out what is going on soon...Love and Hugs....Kathy Ellingson
Thomas Barry
By Tom Barry
Peighton, sending a giant wave of healing wishes to you in Sioux Falls ! I hope that you, Garrett & I can get not the water this summer for some Kayaking !
Barb Adams
By Barb Adams
I'm praying for Peighton and Garrett and your whole family. I hope the tests give you some answers. I'm also praying that you all as a family can enjoy this summer-when it gets here!
Vicki Schmidt
By Vicki Schmidt
Of course I will. Wonderful article on Hope, Inc. You do amazing work for others.
Kim Schlotfeldt
By Kim Schlotfeldt
Will continue to hold you up in prayer. God's peace and grace~
Shari Schlosser
By Shari Schlosser
You all continue to be in my prayers.
Jennifer Green
By Jennifer Green
Both Peighton and Garrett are in my prayers.
Jennifer Green
C.O.L.E.'s prayer team
Jill Perryman
By Jill Perryman
Praying for Peighton. Also, continuously praying for your entire family.
tina pierce
Prayers go out to you and both kids. Praying that you get some answers.