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The Short Story

We are Mary and Travis. Our story begins in August 2007, when we found out we were pregnant with our first child. The pregnancy was utterly normal, but the baby did not want to come on its own. I was induced on April 28, 2008, which ended in a cesarean section. When our son was born we were told that he seemed to have some form of dwarfism and that he wasn’t breathing much. A half hour later, a neonatologist told us that he thought Anakin had Thanatophoric Dysplasia. Our world came crashing down. Anakin lived on a ventilator until May 30, 2008, when we took him home. He passed away at home in my arms at 3 a.m. on June 1, 2008.


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                        Our Pregnancy            Anakin's Birth                   Anakin's Life