I dedicate this blog and adventure to two of my very special former patients and lifelong friends: Sebastian and Abigail. (Two separate patients with separate families. They are not related in any way). Both of them came into this world fighting and have not failed to amaze and inspire everyone they meet, including and especially me. I’ve spent many hours with these two Sweethearts. Some of those hours have been rocky and scary but most of them have been filled with dancing, singing, playing, hugging, rocking, reading, lots of laughter and many hugs. Thank you, Sweethearts, for brightening my life, showing me what it means to live in the moment, to have faith in something much bigger than us and to never ever stop fighting. My heartfelt gratitude also goes to Abby and Sebastian’s parents for sharing their precious children with me! It has been an honor and a blessing that I do not take for granted. Thank you for entrusting me with their precious lives and allowing me to get to know them and you. I have been deeply touched and forever grateful for knowing them. They have given me more than I could ever repay them for. I love you Sebastian! I love you Abby!

Photos posted with expressed permission of parents.