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Puyallup, Washington
Roger and Jesse Smith welcomed Lukas Scott into our lives in January of 2007. He came into this world with only one ventricle, but with incalculable lessons to teach those who love him. Luke was born with a congenital heart defect, diagnosed at 20 weeks in utero with a missing right... Full Bio
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It's really not my job, as much as I think I want it

It's become clear to me that jumping rope is pretty popular in the first grade. It's happening at recess, in P.E., and a jump rope club is...

Step by baby step

Okay. We had a cardiology appointment a couple of weeks ago and subsequently a few more are now penciled in on the calendar. ...


The Fontan conversation picked up again these past couple of weeks. Between our old cardiologist and us; between us as Luke's mom and dad;...

Another biggie conversation

Thursdays are the craziest day of the week for our family. At the same time Luke and Roger are heading off to school, I take Laney down to her...

Decisions, decisions

Clearly it's not Sophie's choice ... but every time I leave Luke's most recent cardiology appointment, I feel myself shouldering more of a burden...

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