Jason Shufelt

Jason Shufelt

I am the parent of a cdls son who is now deceased.  Losing Jason was a loss that cannot be measured.  The sustaining power of God and many fond memories makes life more tolerable.  Jason faced many challenges, but he knew his mama and papa loved him.  Papa is gone...
Joseph (Joey) Haaland

Joseph (Joey) Haaland

Joey is our angel that shared 28 months with us.  He was the second of our three children, that still has unbelievable impact on all of us, especially his older brother, Richie and his younger sister, Amy. While with us, Joey showed us determination and a stubborn...
Natalie Shireen Nikzad

Natalie Shireen Nikzad

Natalie was a joyful and radiant child. When she was born, her doctors did not anticipate her living long. She defied this prognosis, and lived five very vibrant years with her loving family. Born to Jane and Arsalan, Natalie was the 5th of 9 children in the Nikzad...
Nikki Rauscher

Nikki Rauscher

A lot of people think that it requires a distinctive or special type of family to raise a child with special needs but that’s far from the truth. In all actuality, it is that child that creates the “special” family. I know this is true because Nikki was that child for...
Andrew Schwalbe

Andrew Schwalbe

Our son Andrew, like so many other CdLS children had multiple physical and cognitive challenges to deal with in his life. As he got older, keeping him safe became a 24×7 job. Managing his life, was a time consuming, logistically complicated, and sometimes...
Jeremiah Aaron Caudillo

Jeremiah Aaron Caudillo

Jeremiah was a little guy so full of life and energy and charisma. He charmed everyone, leaving a lasting impression on every single person he came in contact with. When Mick and I first met Jeremiah, our lives were changed forever as we were immediately spell bound...