Thursday, December 5 2013 10:56 AM EST2013-12-05 15:56:15 GMT
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DELTA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
First-time parents in
Delta are making the best of a diagnosis that will take their baby boy from
them much too soon.
Chris and Sara Brown found
out they were pregnant around this time last year. Now, their son's rare
stomach condition has made it a challenging, but fulfilling, year.
"We were thrilled," the
Browns said. "It was the first grandchild on both sides of the family, so Abram
was a big hit."
Sixteen weeks into the
pregnancy, excitement turned into fear and worry.
"We went in to find out
the sex of our child, and our doctor said something was wrong," Sara explained.
"It didn't look right on the ultrasound, and she immediately sent us to a
It wouldn't be until Abram
was born on November 8, 2012, that doctors would truly know what was wrong.
"On day 10 they were able
to diagnose him," Sara said.
"It's a rare genetic
disorder called Galactosialidosis," Chris added. "It's a condition where he can't
The condition is so rare,
it was only discovered in 2008, and there have been 50 documented cases.
For the Browns, the
diagnosis was heartbreaking. Their son was given six months to a year to live.
"You think about all these
things you're going to do with your child, and…some of those things are going
to be taken away, so it was hard," Sara said.
Sara has taken time off
work as a teacher to be at home with Abram during the day. He eats and gets
oxygen with the help of tubes. Pain medications make him comfortable.
Unwilling to let the
diagnosis change their outlook on theirs and Abram's life, the Browns live to
make him happy, and have embraced and cherished every moment they have with
"How can you not be proud
to have this as your son?" Sara asked. "He works so hard, he's touched so many
lives. He's cute as can be. So how can you not just be beamingly proud? I feel
like that's what we are, every step he takes."
Friends and family are
hosting a benefit for the Browns on May 10 in Wauseon. It's more than just a
way to help with mounting medical bills, the Browns see it as a way to say
thank you and celebrate the little boy named after the Abram Tank – they wanted
a strong name after they found out something was wrong.
"I think it's a time to
celebrate Abram's life," Sara said. "It's a time to say thank you to all those
people who have been by our side, all those prayer warriors that we've had who
have not given up hope on Abram, just like we haven't."
The benefit will be held
May 10 at St. Caspar's Catholic Church in Wauseon, from 4:30-8 p.m. There will
be burgers, brats, and hot dogs available for dine in or carry out, a 50/50
raffle and items for auction.
Thursday, December 5 2013 3:38 PM EST2013-12-05 20:38:37 GMT
WNEM.com has learned authorities have set up a perimeter outside Kearsley High School in Flint after the school received a bomb threat on Thursday. Police arrived at the scene around noon and schoolMore >
Authorities have issued an "all clear" after a bomb-sniffing dog combed through a high school near Flint after school officials said they received a bomb threat.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:04 AM EST2013-12-05 12:04:30 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police in Horry County are scrambling to discover the owner of child pornography that was discovered in the attic of a rented home. The man who called police about the materialsMore >
Police in Horry County are scrambling to discover the owner of child pornography that was discovered in the attic of a rented home.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:22 PM EST2013-12-05 23:22:06 GMT
Ed Bearskin from Michigan Works says more middle aged Americans today are working fast food jobs, some a couple of them at a time. "We see people working a couple part time jobs just to make ends meet,"More >
How did fast food become a career for so many middle aged Americans?More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:45 PM EST2013-12-05 21:45:13 GMT
A woman charged with falsely accusing two men of rape has declined to testify at her trial in Port Huron. The defense rested its case Thursday, with closing arguments to follow in a St. Clair County courtMore >
A woman charged with falsely accusing two men of rape has declined to testify at her trial in Port Huron.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-04 22:34:40 GMT
CLAY COUNTY, MN (KVRR/CNN) - A so-called "vampire trucker" has been arrested, accused of repeatedly raping a female family member after kidnapping her. Timothy Vafeades, 53, is charged with kidnappingMore >
Timothy Vafeades, 53, is charged with kidnapping a 19-year-old relative and holding her captive for six months.More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:50 AM EST2013-12-04 05:50:10 GMT
(CNN) - The 2013 top baby names for boys and girls have been released and they show that celebs are out and tradition is in. Pregnancy website babycenter.com compiled the list from the more than 500,000More >
Does your child have one of the year's most popular names? More >