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Jun 13, 2007

Being a member of Myspace, we all get bulletins with the latest news of what's happening in our worlds.  They educate, enlighten, make us think, laugh and cry.  The other day I got a bulletin that touched my heart like no other.  It has moved me to write this blog and I hope it will move you into a state of hope and helpfulness.

The subject was – Please pray for Kaleb.
I thought of oh no here we go again – someone was in an accident and needs to be prayed for.  Since I do believe in positive thinking, I opened the bulletin and this is what I read:
Kristy Reynolds and her husband are parents to a beautiful little baby boy named Kaleb. He is 6 months and 3 days old. A couple weeks ago Kristy picked Kaleb up from home care and noticed something was wrong. She immediately took him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome. He now has meningitis in response to the surgeries on his brain, his body can't regulate his temperature, his heart rate drops every time he is moved, and he has seizures. He is also blind. His sitter shook him so hard that he is in a coma, had to have spinal fluid drained from his brain, and doctors think that if he lives he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life. Brain scans show that his brain tissue is dying and his brain is shrinking. Kristy and her husband refuse this diagnosis and pray for their little boy. I'm asking you to join them in this prayer for Kaleb.

I then went to their Myspace site – and was never so touched!  There was this 21 year old mother in her first year of marriage, going through hell!!  I think this has touched me so deeply because I as a disabled mother, I know both sides of this story all too well.  I know what living with a disability is like.  Kaleb is now blind because some "woman" could not control herself!  I know what it's like to carry a child for nine months hoping the child will be healthy.  I now hope my child will stay healthy the rest of his life.

I can not begin to imagine what I would feel if one day my child looked like this:

And then a few hours later like this:

If this has moved you to a state of hope and helpfulness as it has me, there are some things you can do:

If you believe in the power of prayer – pray!

If you believe in the power of positive thinking – keep this family in your thoughts!

If you have Kristy as a friend put her site in your top ten to make others aware.

If you know how – place the below banner on your page to spread the word.

If you've ever had lawyer's fees, medical expenses, and other related expenses, you know they need financial support.

If you can afford to give something Please donating to the Help Kaleb Fund.

Make checks payable to Kristy Schwade,

PO Box 291494,

TAMPA, FL 33687-1494

You can also donate by credit card via PayPal to (Go to, send money, type in the section "to".

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This story is as real as a story can be!  Here are some links that verify their story:

If you have ever wondered what you could do to make a difference in someone's life – think about this story.  How you help is up to you – every little bit helps!

If you would like to display this banner - send me a message for the code.
For those of you who have set your mail to "can only receive mail if friend" ADD ME!  Just click on the girl's hat - I will add ya and set ya up with kaleb's code.

Today is June 9th - the second day of this blog and the one month anniversary of Kaleb's shaking.
Here's what Kristy says on the subject:
Today is June 9th and it has now been one whole month since my precious Kaleb was able to smile, laugh, cry, eat, see, and jump in his jumperoo (that was his favorite) One whole month since my entire world was turned upside down and inside out. What I wouldn't give to have those BORING saturdays back... It is amazing how much you take for granted when every thing is just simply "normal", like we want things to be chaotic... Our world has taught us all that simplicity is NOT least that is what it taught me before this all happened. simple things were before this. weak I was before all of this. My Kaleb has taught me the definition of strength. He has made me stronger then I ever thought that I could be.

Kaleb is doing good today. He is moving and opening his eyes a little bit. He is on his second day of the new antibiotic, we won't find out if this is effective until the end of the treatment. Hopefully it will be. I am at the hospital right now sitting in Kaleb's Room listening to Pink Floyd's, Wish you were here. I am looking around at the walls at all of the letters and cards that we have received. I am bound and determined to hang everyone of them up. I want all the nurses and Doctors to know how much Kaleb is LOVED!!!


A video bulletin was just possted by Kristy showing Kaleb rasing his arm!
I think he wants one of the "kaleb Bracelets" that are being sold here:

More News - Kaleb was featured on fox:
I want his autograph as soon as he learns to write!!!

GOD Bless ~

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Posted: Wednesday June 13, 2007, 7:39 am
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