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Jun 22, 2018
James Ryan Miller Jr. came into the world on the 30th of December 2016 to Shannon and Ryan Miller. Born at 6 lbs 6 oz, he is the happiest baby with the most infectious laughter and the centerstone of his entire family. Several months into James’s life, he began battling a few developmental delays, causing his parents to begin to research some therapy methods for spurring physical and intellectual development. December 29th, 2017, the day before his first birthday, James experienced several seizures caused by a respiratory infection. After several tests were run addressing the potential connections of the seizures to the developmental delays, James was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease. Tay-Sachs is a rare, fatal disease that progressively destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and affects less than 20 infants annually.
We’ve chosen Caring Bridge as the medium through which the world can get to know the beautiful, bubbly, excitable baby that is affectionately known as “Sweet Baby James.” We would like to thank everyone who has followed James through this journey, specifically throughout this last month. We are asking for prayers as we cherish every precious moment we have with him.
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“Celebrate, we will, for life is short but sweet for certain.” ~Dave Matthews