Our youngest daughter was born with a medical condition called Saggital Synostosis. Before she was born the bones in her skull fused together, something that should not have happened until she was fully grown. As her brain grew in size it began to cause her head to become seriously deformed. The cure was very invasive surgery, which would remove much of the top of her skull. We traveled to the Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego, where one of the top teams of doctors was located. These phenomenal doctors gave Kate a new chance at life.
Today, Kate is doing great. Her skull was rebuilt and she continues to grow properly. Hopefully she will have no side effects at any point. It was a horrible time for our family. She was only six months old at the time of the surgery, so she has no memory of the ordeal. Her mother and I will never forget. We feel fortunate that our daughter was treated and now has a normal life.
In 2007 we began donating and raising money for two endowments, one at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego and the other at the Dell Children's Medical Center in Central Texas. We are excited to support research to help children and their families who face similar issues. A percentage of money earned from all speaking engagements is donated to these foundations Kate's name.
"To whom much is given, much is required"
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