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If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always remember..You are braver than you believe, stronger the you seem,and smarter than you think...but the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you.-Winnie The Pooh Zachary Thomas West 08/25/2000-05/11/2013Zach was born a healthy typical boy, until around the age of two when he started to have trouble walking and talking. We have been on a journey ever since. It took us over 5 years to get Zach properly diagnosed and in the meantime he lost the abilility to walk and talk. He has a very progressive disease called Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD)

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Kristi Ose signed Zach's Guestbook.

I love your entries...though they make me sad...stop it!  Just kidding...I think it's healthy for you to write down your feelings whether it's here or in a journal at ... Read more

Nancy Rudd signed Zach's Guestbook.

Rachelle,  He will come in your dreams and give you peace through thoughts and ideas.  I am reading a library book about that very same idea. You WILL see him, and your ... Read more

Rachele Chrismer posted a new journal entry, "Grief.. a funny thing".

I have sat down to write a couple of times over the past few months.  I have gone back and forth if I should keep this blog up, I am torn. It's an outlet for me, but it's ... Read more

Nancy Rudd signed Zach's Guestbook.

I need more "Zach Attack" handouts.  I should have copied them, but I didn't!  Can you send just one, Rachele, and I will copy them for our Zach Attacks!  I pray for ... Read more

Nancy Rudd signed Zach's Guestbook.

In Memory of Zach West. His spirit lives on in each of us, and we are thankful for that! Read more

Nancy Rudd signed Zach's Guestbook.

I have found you again.  We "Zack Attacked" the Second Harvest food bank this holiday season.  The working poor go there to get things to eat.  I am glad to have found ... Read more

Jade Stull signed Zach's Guestbook.

Merry Christmas!! We were zach attacked on the 6th floor of children's. My 4 month old daughter was there for a week (we were released yesterday), after being admitted ... Read more

Barb signed Zach's Guestbook.

I was Zach attacked at Caribou Coffee this morning after church.  What a pleasant surprise especially when I was paying for the person behind me because of random acts of ... Read more

Sara RN signed Zach's Guestbook.

You Zach Attacked us at Children's Hospital!  The 6th floor wants to give you a huge thanks and a big hug for all the time, effort, money, and organization it took to ... Read more

TESSA SPENCER signed Zach's Guestbook.

Our little Ian just had surgery yesterday at Children's hospital in Minneapolis and today we got Zach Attacked with this wonderful basket filled with unbelievable items ... Read more

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