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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 81 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 Supernatural 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


Rough night....pain from having a new shunt surgery and from feel gross from the bladder infection. 2 very strong IV antibiotics on board...makes for an unhappy stomach.

He did not sleep much. Told the nurses to let him sleep all morning...

Hoping that he will be feeling better by tonight
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David McLaughlin
By Dave McLaughlin (2nd Cousin)
Text me if you are in St Paul, and would like to meet this week.
Lisa Erickson
Sorry to hear your back in the hospital. Saying prayers you are out soon and recovery quickly.
Kari Score
By Kari
Sending prayers to Garrett and your family.
Evy Newgard
By Evy Newgard
Sorry.Did they suggest taking probiotics or Greek yogurt when on antibiotics.
bruce legacie
By Bruce Legacie
Hang in there Buddy you are a Tuff Cookie for sure... Hope the issues quit soon for you..
Amy Anderson
By Amy Anderson
Prayers are sent your way!!