With wide eyes and a cooing smile, Avery looked up as his mom and dad took turns reading from a Curious George book. Each page made the presence of Avery’s monitors and endless tubes slip further from the Brantleys’ minds. In these moments, they found stillness despite their world spiraling.
In 1987, a doctor informed second-grade teacher Laurie Waldo that she had bone cancer. In 2006, she was told she had a malignant tumor in her right breast. In 2019, Waldo learned she had a chest wall recurrence of breast cancer following her mastectomy. That same year, she was told…
For Kimbirli “Kim” Feezell, of Starke, trauma struck twice.
In 2004, when Jeff Granger received a donor kidney and pancreas from a stranger, he established a relationship with the donor’s family. Fifteen years later, when the kidney began failing, his new family once again stepped up to save his life.