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Time to be a Hero

May 10, 2013

My daughter Sarah and my grandson Jack, won’t you consider supporting Sarah in her efforts to rais money! She is a hero!!

Run Far Girl

Moments after our son Jack was born in September we learned that he had a congenital birth defect, a giant melanocytic nevus. At the time we didn’t really comprehend the path that lay ahead of us…ahead of him. We just held on to the fact that in every other way he was normal despite the large brownish/black mark covering 80% of his back. We met with a dermatologist five days after his birth. The information was overwhelming, foreign words to describe completely foreign concepts: melanocytes, cancer-risk, melanoma, neurocutaneous melanocytosis (NCM), MRI to rule out neurological involvement, surgery, tissue expansion, excision (You can read the full story HERE). I left the dermatologist’s office in tears. Shortly after our visit to the dermatologist we were referred to a pediatric plastic surgeon, Dr. Mitchell Stotland at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH. He reassured us and gave us a more…

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