“One morning I woke up for an early feeding and found Gracie very sick. She was vomiting uncontrollably and needless to say, I was terrified. I took her directly to the hospital only to find that Gracie wasn't sick at all—she had been violently shaken by her biological father.”
While talking with some neighbors, Chase’s mom faintly heard some kids yelling at him in the background. “One of his friends was yelling, ‘Chase, get up!’” Wendi Schweiger recalls. The next few moments would define the next few years of this Chase and his family’s lives.
It was in the foster system that Noah met his soon to be forever-mommy, Laurie Suter. When Laurie met Noah he had severe global developmental delays, cerebral palsy, was g-tube dependent and non-verbal. Obviously, she instantly fell in love.
Curiosity got the best of Matthew and he ended up face down at the bottom of the bucket with no way of escape. Matthew was only 11 months old when he was found unresponsive after the accidental drowning in the family’s home.
After gaining full-custody of his son at 8 months old, Tyree noticed that his son wasn’t reaching milestones and seemed to suffer from random “spasms.” One trip to a hospital revealed something much worse than an occasional spasm.