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My Story


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 57 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, playing Xbox, listening to music, watching Glee, Family Guy and any type of Ghost Adventure shows!  He also like hanging with his friends.

Peighton loves listening to music, watching American Idol, MN Twins, MN Vikings, Glee 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!

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Adair Grommesh posted a new journal entry.

i got discharged from United early this afternoon. my nuclear medicine test of my gallbladder came back normal. the endoscopy of my stomach revealed Gastritis. the doctor ... Read more

Mary Jo Savageau signed Garrett's Guestbook.

Yay yay yay! So glad to hear Garrett is doing so much better! Sorry to hear about your gastritis, though. Hope you can resolve that issue soon and easily.  Read more

Dawn Papenfuss signed Garrett's Guestbook.

I am sorry for how hard things have been for all of you.  You are in my thoughts and prayers. People in my church choir ask about you. One is a 2nd grade teacher and I ... Read more

Adair Grommesh posted a new journal entry, "team".

what a great team the 4 of us make. Bill, Peighton, Garrett and I have had our share of obstacles, but get thru them....as a team. It was such a blessing having Bill with ... Read more

Barb Adams signed Garrett's Guestbook.

I've been praying every day for your whole family. I'm so sorry that Adair is now hospitalized. I'm praying for God to heal you all. This is definitely the time when you ... Read more

Nancy Peterson signed Garrett's Guestbook.

Thanks for the update Peighton.  Take good care of mom, dad and Garrett but also yourself.  Thinking of all of you during this stressful time. Read more

Deb Watne signed Garrett's Guestbook.

Peighton...you are a "trooper" just like your mom!  Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.  Please send my love to your mom---she is one of the strongest people I know and ... Read more

Kim Schlotfeldt signed Garrett's Guestbook.

On my gosh I am so sorry.  Your cross is so heavy.  We will pray extra hard today for healing and peace! Read more

Jill Perryman signed Garrett's Guestbook.

Oh no! I'm so sorry. Praying for all of you. Peighton, all though I don't know you, you must be an amazing young lady....I'm sure your parents are so proud of you. Read more

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