Alayna Mendenhall is bonding with a new companion, appropriately named Shadow. The 5th grader with spina bifida and her mother raised more than $8,000 needed for a service dog. Now they are in the early stages of training. The family recently visited a Missouri breeder to see 2 puppies in hope that one would be […]
Loop by loop, 10-year-old Alayna Mendenhall weaved her way to a goal of having a service dog by her side. Born with spina bifida, the 5th grader from Massillon weaves colorful potholders, which she sells for $3 each on Etsy.com. The potholder sales plus a GoFundMe page raised the $8,000 she needs for a specially […]
This will definitely be a summer for the books. After spending the summer building our handicapped-accessible home, we’re sharing it with others during the Medina Parade of Homes.
I’m not sure what I had expected after Jordan’s hip surgery, but it’s been a crazy ride. We tried to prepare the house for Jordan’s homecoming. I researched on different blogs and looked for suggestions on Pinterest. I watched videos about how to care for him to maybe get some insight for what to expect and where our journey would take us next.
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.
April appointments were our form of showers in the Pollock household. We had visits to Dr. Hudgins and Dr. Milo, as well as a urodynamic exam, preschool screening and a well check-up for Gabriella.