The CdLS Blog

Goodbye Lynn

Goodbye Lynn

After 23 years of dedicated service, Lynn will hang up her CdLS cape and walk off into the sunset. Lynn’s retirement is bittersweet for those of us who have had the pleasure of working with her. She can always be counted on to for her dedication to the families, her...

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We Lost a Giant

We Lost a Giant

Recently, we learned the sad news that LAIRD JACKSON – the CdLS Foundation’s first medical director passed away. Before the founding of our beloved Foundation there was the Reaching Out newsletter. Those early pioneers sent out a request to the medical community...

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From Trauma to Triumph

From Trauma to Triumph

Marckis Mountz is the youngest of seven children, all raised by loving parents Jana and Ken. Marckis grew in his mom’s heart and not her belly. Marckis was born at 37 weeks weighing 2 pound 2 ounces and only 14 inches long. Being so small Marckis had to overcome many obstacles including a smaller head, limb differences in his right thigh and hand, a heart defect which required open heart surgery at 4 months and hearing loss.

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Our Story

Our Story

I was 21 weeks pregnant. “Hi, Molly. This is Dr. F. calling about your blood work.” My heart started racing. I knew the doctor wouldn’t call unless he was concerned. I ran to the bathroom of the restaurant we were in - the only place I could think to go. My doctor...

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An Open Letter to the New England Patriots

Dear Ms. Spigarolo, Mr. Kraft and the New England Patriots Team: I want to extend a sincere thank you, on behalf of all families with children with special needs, for providing access to enjoy your training camp. This year was even more important and special for our...

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Hello from CdLS Germany!

TO MY AMERICAN FRIENDS: I had the pleasure of representing us at the CdLS International Conference last weekend in Europe. It was a bittersweet experience to say goodbye to our friends around the world who are part of our CdLS Family. It was thrilling to see families...

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