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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Oliver. 

Oliver was recently diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a rare birth defect.  His sagittal suture on his skull fused at some point in the womb and his condition went undiagnosed for four years.  Oliver now needs major surgery to open his sagittal suture to allow for proper brain growth and lessen the risk of increased pressure on his brain.

Because this type of surgery is so uncommon in older children, we are planning on flying to Dallas, TX to have Oliver treated by one of the top neurosurgeon/craniofacial surgeon teams in the country.

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Jessica Baker-Ballantyne posted a new journal entry, "Good News...Finally!!".

Eleven months, seven blood tests, six specialists, four x-rays, one ultrasound, one MRI, one CT scan, one VEP test, and we may have a diagnosis! We traveled to Los ... Read more

Mindy Nierenberg signed Oliver's Guestbook.

Hi, Jess. I am so very moved by your writing, and feel such empathy with you, Oliver, Glenn and Pearl. I barely know how to begin- the docs saying everything is fine when ... Read more

Linda Murray signed Oliver's Guestbook.

Oliver, you are the most special "regular kid" I know.  Your teachers will watch out for you at school.  XO Mrs. Murray Read more

Rosa Clary signed Oliver's Guestbook.

We keep your family on our prayers, break my heart to read that he ask to be just a " normal kid", he is so cute. Keep going Oliver never give up, God has a ... Read more

Jessica Baker-Ballantyne posted a new journal entry, "Good News...Finally!!".

Eleven months, seven blood tests, six specialists, four x-rays, one ultrasound, one MRI, one CT scan, one VEP test, and we may have a diagnosis! We traveled to Los ... Read more

Linda Murray signed Oliver's Guestbook.

I am so happy that you will be in my kindergarten this year, Oliver!  We will have many happy times together. XO Mrs. Murray Read more

Jessica Baker-Ballantyne posted a new journal entry, "Results".

Oliver was especially brave and had his MRI done in town without general anesthesia.  The results were normal!  We also had a very interesting appointment with Oliver's ... Read more

Jennifer Stokes signed Oliver's Guestbook.

We hope Oliver and family is having a fun summer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Oliver is a genuine sweet loving soul. Hopefully you will receive a positive ... Read more

Linda Murray signed Oliver's Guestbook.

When I have a problem, I call on the same "Big Gun." Sending positive thoughts your way! Read more

Jessica Baker-Ballantyne posted a new journal entry, "A Plan".

I'm back to report some good news on Oliver's behalf.  I did some research and found out there are really only two pediatric neuro-ophthamologists in the entire state ... Read more

Rosa Clary signed Oliver's Guestbook.

Dear Baker-Ballantyne Family Thank for updated. Our prayers with you, please let me know if there anything I can do for you and your family. Rosa Clary Read more

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