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!
Peighton has Asthma, Lymphocytic Colitis, Reflux, Pancreatic Enzyme Insuffiency and Axenfeld-Rieger's Syndrome. Peighton's Pancreas only produces 1 of the 4 enzymes needed for digestion. She also has Asthma and Lymphocytic Colitis. She takes 16 pills daily in order for her body to digest and absorb food and to help manage her Asthma. She has Axenfeld-Riegers Syndrome-leaving her with a 50% chance of developing Glaucoma. She plays volleyball. She does not let her medical conditions stop her from participating in sports--or life!
Garrett has Spina Bifida, a VP shunt and Arnold Chiari Malformation. His medical history is very complex to say the least! He has had 37 surgeries and procedures. His zest for life, humor and smile draw people to him!
Garrett loves swimming, playing in the sand, sled hockey, downhill skiing, listening to music, and playing with his friends.
Peighton loves listening to music, watching American Idol, MN Twins Baseball, playing volleyball and 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!
I encourage all of you who have children to bring them to the Letters to Daddy play tomorrow night (11/19 at 7 pm). It is at the Moorhead High School Auditorium. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Money WELL SPENT.
Please read the attached link. It is a very powerful and inspiring play. Makes you stop and think how your words and actions can affect others so deeply.
We are so blessed that Garrett is able to be one of the Horizon Middle School 8th graders in this play.