Zurik was admitted to the hospital recently and was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes. He was pretty sick but is doing much better! We are so glad that he is back to his normal giggly self. He is almost 2 yrs old. His mom, Tammy, says that he is dealing with the blood checks and insulin shots VERY WELL! What a trooper!
Zurik is the 2nd child of Tammy and Jaime. We met this family at our local heart support group, Heartlight, when Zoe was just a baby. This is Zoe:
Zoe was born with many complex heart and other defects. She is my hero. She went through so many surgeries, procedures and therapies. I remember watching her learn to walk. She had a toddler size walker and she was soooooo determined to go where ever she wanted to. Jessica and I would frequently hang out with Zoe and her wonderful family at the Heartlight events while the other kids ran around and played. Jessica and Zoe had so much in common - heart problems, multiple surgeries, strokes and most of all the love of life and determination to do whatever it was that they wanted to do!
Zoe earned her wings on Sep 5, 2004... just 10 weeks before Zurik was born. She will forever be in our hearts. She touched our lives in so many ways - as has her family.