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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 79 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


Please pray for Garrett. He is in an extreme amount of pain that that Medicine is not touching.

We won't get the Anaerobic CSF cultures back til Friday. If they are positive, his shunt will come out again for 2 weeks.

At this point we would welcome that diagnosis so we can get him free from pain and get him well again. There is nothing worse tha not being able to help him. I sat up from 3-6 am holding his hand in a feeble attempt at comforting him.

My heart is heavy and hurts so much for him...we just want the extreme headaches and pain to go away...
21 people hearted this



deb wayman
By Deb n Zoe.
So sorry to hear he's in so much pain. Zoe n i will keep Garrett and family in our prayers. So hoping things will turn around for him n stay that way.
Steve Spilde
By Steve Spilde
I am in Assisi. Tomorrow I will bring my prayers for Garrett to St. Clare and St. Francis.
bruce legacie
By Bruce Legacie
I feel so sorry for him.. Seems he just can;t get a break... hope turns around quickly for him..
Jason and Sarah Saude
By Jason, Sarah, and Kolton
Thinking of you guys and sending prayers. He is a strong young man and will get through this. Hang in there mom-you have enormous strength as well.
Lisa Erickson
By Lisa
Sorry to hear this. Garrett deserves happiness. Wish I could make it happen :(
teri nordby
By teri nordby
I'm praying as are so many others. Please Lord hear our prayers for this very deserving young man and his family!
Jennifer Green
By Jennifer Green
Praying for the extreme headaches and pain to disappear ASAP. I suffer from chronic migr4aines so I can relate.
Jennifer Green
c.o.l.e.'s prayer team
Deb Watne
By Deb W.
Ugh...prayers on the way...!!
Lindsey Scholar
By Lindsey Scholar and family
Praying lots and lots. I'm sorry :(
Kathy and Doug Ellingson
By Kathy Ellingson
PRAYING!!! My heart is heavy also for you and Garrett...I wish there was something more I could do!!
But I will keep praying!!