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Sam has an undiagnosed medical condition affecting multiple body systems. Sam requires a G tube, J tube, appendicostomy, and a central line. He is also currently TPN/HPN dependent. Majority of the time, you will see Sam riding around in his wheelchair to better assist him. He loves being part of things, spending time with friends, being silly, playing jokes or being a prankster. Sam’s favorite activities include playing minecraft, terraria and scrap mechanic, dancing, riding mules, building with legos, and making friends. Science is the class he’s most looking forward to, and when he grows up, he is going to work at Costco during the day and be a YouTube star at night. His idea of the perfect combination of jobs.
Gavin was not diagnosed until he was four with autism although he had lots of health issues when he was born. He struggled with things like severe reflux and gut issues, low muscle tone, delayed mile stones etc. His expressive verbal language was delayed but as he got older our hope was that it would come and that he would someday talk. By the age of seven the doctors were not hopeful that he would.
Gavin loves being outdoors, on his trampoline, swimming, Nascar, firetrucks, Monstor Jam, basketball, football, BSU anything. He loves his family and extended family and his two dogs Bella and Bailey. He loves music….country, rock, gospel, pop and has it on his iPad constantly.He loves riding the school bus home from school and finds such joy in the common simplicity of life.
Victor will always be battling Chronic Lung Disease and Cerebral Palsy. Every day is a struggle to accomplish tasks that people without disabilities don’t think twice about.
Victor is all boy. He loves sports and his favorite team is the Miami Dolphins which he decided on his own (his parents are Steelers fans). He’s been learning and practicing to dribble a basketball. He loves Xbox and video games and is currently in Cub Scouts. His dislikes – that he can’t jump (doesn’t stop him from trying) and absolutely hates lettuce.
Joey has been given the awesome opportunity, with the help of Darcy and others, to work with Blanchett’s football team as an assistant to the coaches.
Joey truly loves this position and loves Blanchett.
Jace was born with FAE, Fetal Alcohol Effects. Some of the neurological characteristics of Static Encepahlopathy in persons who were prenatally exposed to alcohol include: Easily distracted and disorganized, poor judgment, difficulty with abstract math and money management, difficulty remembering things (short term memory), difficulty retrieving information from memory, emotional immaturity and inability to control impulses.
Jace is an outgoing, too smart for his own good at times, child. He loves to laugh and have a good time. He loves his family and gets excited when he gets to see them. He loves to watch family vlogs on Youtube, especially Roman Atwood or Verne Troyer. He is a fan of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, has a fascination with “Dark Vader”, loves to swim and loves to help mom cook in the kitchen. He is a big helper no matter where he goes and and is loved by all who come into contact with him.
Milo & Charlie
Max was Diagnosed with T-Cell ALL (Leukemia) on Christmas Eve 2016. Max has been positive, upbeat, and an inspiration throughout treatment. He has had his ups and downs, days filled with unknowns and fear and days filled with tears of triumph, but he ends every day with a smile. His parents and brothers love him more than he could ever comprehend and are in awe everyday of the hard things he has to go through and how he handles them. Max will be receiving chemo treatments until May of 2020 and on that last day of treatment he can’t wait to declare to everyone that he won the fight. We have no doubt he will do it with a smile on his face! Max enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, rafting and swimming. He has one of the most sincere kind hearts anyone has ever met and he loves fiercely. He loves all sports and his favorite seems to change with the season. Max is one of a kind and loved by everyone who crosses his path. To put it bluntly, he is our hero, our pride, and our friend.
Ethan is 9-years-old and going into the 4th grade at Hillsdale Elementary this fall. He loves watching his sister play soccer and watching the Boise State Broncos play football. He loves music, dancing, being around people and laughing. He was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2-years-old and has always been a light in our lives…we are so grateful for his positive spirit!
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