How weight loss surgery is making his kidney transplant possible

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Todd Gomez is in need of a kidney transplant. The Denham Springs native has lived with chronic renal failure for more than four years, a diagnosis that keeps him on daily dialysis treatments. His doctors told him he wasn’t eligible for a life-altering kidney transplant because of his weight. At that time, the 53-year-old weighed […]

We Can All Dream: Bryan Perrier’s Strength and Spina Bifida

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“We can all dream.” Tishara Cushenberry overheard one of her son’s former doctors say this after she told him that her then 2-year-old son was showing signs of beginning to walk. While children are typically walking by age 2, for her son Bryan Perrier, this seemed almost impossible. Bryan, now 14 years old and a […]

Piper’s Story: Courage, Strength and Cerebral Palsy

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She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future. This describes my precious daughter, Piper. She is a happy and energetic 5-year-old who is affected by spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Piper was stillborn three months premature and weighed a pound and a half. She was resuscitated and placed […]