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ARDEN UPDATE #19: Good News from Seattle!

Well, the Spica came off today, and the brace went on. After 8 long months of cheerful endurance, Arden’s Spica cast days are over! We are thrilled and relieved for her finally to reach this milestone. I love the look … Continue reading

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ARDEN UPDATE #18: Bye Bye Spica Cast!

The latest shorter Spica cast (now above the knee on both legs vs down to the ankle on the problem side) has made a huge difference for Arden. For Avery too. The Anchorage heatwave notwithstanding, they’ve loved playing together outdoors. … Continue reading

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ARDEN UPDATE #17: Fun in the Summer Sun

Warm summer days in Anchorage (yes, even in Alaska) are giving Arden and Avery plenty of opportunities to play outdoors, and they are making the most of it. Arden is pressing the limits of the extra mobility her new Spica … Continue reading

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Calling all Phillies Phans!

Far be it from me to turn down an invitation to a MLB baseball game. Below is the invitation to a Phillies game that Frank sent out to Missio Seminary community, families, and friends. I’m definitely going to this one! … Continue reading

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ARDEN UPDATE #16: A New and Improved Spica

Dr. Blumberg’s progress report following Arden’s recasting on Tuesday, June 11, could not have been better! He said “her hip looks great” and he is “pleased.” He also said the care of Arden’s cast and skin was “some of the … Continue reading

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ARDEN UPDATE #15: Recasting in Seattle

After an unexpected delay of two-weeks, Arden’s recasting is rescheduled for Tuesday, June 11. Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) has resolved the air quality problems that forced the closure of their operating rooms and delayed Arden’s recasting. Once again they are … Continue reading

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ARDEN UPDATE #14: May Milestones and Modified Plans

The month of May brought two significant milestones for Arden. On May 17 she reached the eagerly-awaited glorious milestone of her 5th birthday! That same day, she graduated from preschool—Class of 2019! She is continuing to do well, despite the … Continue reading

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