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Home is Where our Story Begins!

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Russ & Betsy Ridgway
July 15, 1984

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Cameron and Sean

at Adoption Meeting.

We would be Cameron's parents

two years later!

 

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Sean was so socialable, he would talk to anybody!
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Aunt Arlene with Sean just a few months before surgery.
Sean was often sad before surgery. Notice how his feet turn in. He is wearing his corrective shoes (right) while Aunt Pam entertains him at home.
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Devastating cancerous brain tumor diagnosis at 8 months old. Prognosis: 2% chance to live.
August 1993
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Aunt Debbie and Sean.
A year of home care, 1994.
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Nurse Julene's famous nugget of hope, "Someone has to be in that 2%."

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Sean did not display the usual fears for his age.

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Deep joy after second surgery. 
January 1994
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Halloween 1994
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Stunning quilt for Sean
made by Susanna Bond.
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Sean's adoption ceremony at home because of fragile immune system. Attending judge also had
adopted children.  Fall 1994
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Sean's adoption ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.

First Christmas with newly adoption Cameron, age 4 and Sean, age 2, 1995.

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Ready for bed after visiting Aunt Pam and Uncle Don.

First Family Portrait, 1995

by Paul Litzinger

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Cameron and Elizabeth

June 2023

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Brent, our oldest son

2022

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Sean and the Grands!

June 2023

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