Miracle Graduate

Two years ago today, May 17, 2016, after six weeks of hospitalization, including being airlifted from Baton Rouge to Houston, countless tests, countless tears, a crisis of faith or two, weeks without a diagnosis in one hospital, getting diagnosed in ninety seconds in another with a rare condition we'd never heard of, countless prayers from so many kind people around the world, timely visits and encouraging words, a few dozen nerdy, inquisitive, patient doctors who wouldn't give up, ten days of steroid and IVIG infusions followed by a 24-hour EEG, a handful of invaluable family members who took care of us and our dogs, including one niece who kept us sane and fed and (clean-) clothed, and a Heavenly Father who hugged us through our tears and tantrums, and orchestrated our daughter's healing for instruments we couldn't play, in a key we couldn't hear, for an audience we couldn't imagine, our miracle child was discharged from Texas Children's Hospital.

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On that day, this day was mere fantasy. It would be a year and a half before she would fully recover. Still, tonight, May 17, 2018, Lexie is graduating from high school. So:


  1. Thank you to everyone who did anything for our daughter.
  2. If you feel like you're in an impossible situation, look at these two pictures. Miracles still happen. Don't give up.