Emmie Wanzer, age 11, likes to do things for herself. Paralyzed at age 2 with transverse myelitis, Emmie hasn’t let that stop her from living her life to the fullest. A quadriplegic, with no feeling from the neck down, Emmie operates her motorized wheelchair with a tilt of her head. “Independence is a big deal […]
Labor of Love is a blog started by Megs Pollock in 2011. Megs began sharing her experience as a first-time mom to son, Jordan, who was diagnosed with spina bifida before he was born. It’s been 4 years since we last got an update from the Pollock family, so we thought it was time to […]
For some reason the ease that we might feel from having Jordan’s shunt replaced was short lived as this was the first he had expressed discomfort after his surgery. The neuro team at Akron Children’s told us there is a high rate of malfunction in the first year. This doesn’t really put your mind at […]
As we’ve journeyed through, life, we have come to rely more and more on our faith to carry us through the good and the hard times. We understand only so much of what happens is truly in our control. We feel that God has brought each member of our family together on purpose.
Jordan’s 18 month Myelo Clinic day at Akron Children’s Hospital arrived with what seems like the same anxiety and excitement as we’ve had in the past.
Jordan’s appointments went well. We met with his dermatologist to recheck the birthmark on his tummy. He said that it had grown very slightly, but that comes along with the growth of his body. Again, he was not concerned at this point and will recheck it yearly, unless our lil’ Peanut has surgery, at which time […]