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Meet Logan

Meet Logan

Logan’s HH Journey Logan was born on August 11th 2014 coming into the world at 7.3 lbs and laughing to the surprise of not only us but the doctors and nurses at delivery. We all thought this was very cute especially hearing of the death of Robin Williams that very same day, so we called…

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Meet Adam

Meet Adam

A Hypothalamic Hamartoma Journey of Discovery   The Beginning of Knowledge – Finding the Hypothalamic Hamartoma I entered the world as a work in progress after only 32 weeks. Several personal anatomical anomalies, including extra digits, required correction then and throughout the following years. I reached developmental milestones in my own time but eventually caught…

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Meet Clemens

Meet Clemens

My partner Martin and I had difficulty getting pregnant; we opted to have IVF. My pregnancy was normal besides having to watch my blood pressure. In week 18 I was diagnosed with placenta praevia marginalis. However, this didn’t cause any further problems. I gave birth to my beautiful, wise boy on the 31st of July…

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Meet Jaxon

Meet Jaxon

My husband and I found out that we were pregnant with a baby boy and were ecstatic! There were no complications in my pregnancy besides that our baby boy Jaxon was frank breech, so we had an ultrasound at 35 weeks pregnant to determine if I could deliver naturally or would need a c-section. At…

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Meet Brett

Mark and I married 8 years ago, in our mid-thirties, and wanted nothing more than to be parents.  Our journey to parenthood took the course of unsuccessful infertility treatments, as well as domestic newborn adoption.  Brett was born on Saturday, October 5, 2019, however, we didn’t meet him until 5 days later in the hospital…

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Meet Lou

Meet Lou – A Story of Hope Lou’s story, like many others on this site, begins with a series of misdiagnoses. When he was an infant he was making an odd sound — a  repetitive ‘ho-ho’ that wasn’t very laughter-like. Our baby would make noises every 15 minutes, waking himself up and because of this…

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Meet Madeleine

Madeleine was born on September 5th, 2004. Everything appeared normal until some unusual symptoms at 6 months old. Her diagnosis from Great Ormond Street was quick, she had a Hypothalamic Hamartoma (HH), a rare type of brain tumor. We were constantly watching for seizures, common with this diagnosis, but thankfully they never appeared. On the…

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Meet Chloe

In October 2018, we first noticed Chloe having what we called staring episodes. She would all of sudden have a blank facial expression and not respond to us. These episodes would last for 45 seconds – 1 minute. Afterward, she would seem confused and sometimes tired. We noticed that these would follow these bouts of…

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Meet Max

Our Mr. Max was born on August 25, 2009. Besides a little morning sickness in the beginning, I had a wonderful pregnancy, and his delivery was without any complications. His big brother, Jack, dad, and I could not wait to meet the little man that was going to complete our family. Max was born a…

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Meet Francesco

Appreciate the little moments in life. That’s what my almost three-year-old son has taught me. Francesco was born, full-term and completely healthy boy, on December 27, 2016. He came into a world that loved and cherished him; a support system of three beautiful step siblings, two loving parents, two clever dogs, and extended family and…

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Meet David

If you met David or indeed if you saw David perform you would be surprised to learn that David had a hypothalamic hamartoma (HH), had surgery in the Barrow in Phoenix at age 12 and had huge challenges along his journey to success. David’s HH presented itself to us when he was 9 years old…

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Meet Guilherme [Translation]

Meu nome é Renato e moro no Brasil com minha esposa e 2 filhos. Estou aqui para falar sobre meu filho mais velho, Guilherme. Nasceu em 2011. Junto com o HH, Guilherme também nasceu com polidactilia de ambas as mãos e de ambos os pés. Por muitas razões, digo que ele é realmente único. Levou…

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