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Our Family
THANKS YOU

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Anthony Emmanuel Arritola

July 8, 2005July 2, 2006

 

A Boy of Heroic Virtue

in Conformity with Gods Grace

 

Our family wants to thank all of you who have offered to help us along this journey.  Thank you for offering your time, energy and resources to help our family through.  We truly have been sustained by the prayers of the faithful and we look forward to celebrating Anthony's life with all our friends and prayer partners.

 
If you have been given a diagnosis, that is "Incompatible with Life" or "Failure to Thrive", please feel free to contact us for support information or to request a personal phone call. 
 
Our Resource page is full of links for those facing these issues in various stages of the Trisomy cycle. Please feel free to browse these links and recommend others sites that you feel could be added and are of interest. 
 
Our Personal Family Website is currently under construction.  If you would like to view our construction, feel free.  We hope to have this site published by the middle to end of August.  Please be sure to come back to look at our new content.   

 

Sunshine and Rain
Written by Thena Smith

People love sunshine
But fear the pain
That they feel in their hearts
Comes with the rain.

Sunshine brings lightness
To soul and heart
And storm clouds remind us
Of things torn apart.

But how would we know
How good it could be
To dance in the sunlight
If no storms we could see.

In both I have found joy
In both I have had pain
I have cried In the sunshine
And I have danced in the rain.

 

 
 
Our Boys

TRAY:  Born in Atlanta Georgia and was 9 years old when his little brother Anthony was born.  Hobbies include:  analytical mind games of strategy, reading, playing outside, camping, canoeing, fishing, Boy Scouts and exploring new opportunities.  Most recently interested in tasting all different types of hot sauces and cooking savory taste-bud popping entree's. 
 
JAMES:  Born in Atlanta Georgia and was 8 years old when his little brother Anthony was born.   Hobbies include: reading, swimming, bike riding, skatebording, roller blading, creating art, making lanyards, publishing stories, camping, Cub Scouts and intellectual conversations.
 
LORENZO: Born in Hollywood, Florida and was 8 years old when his little brother Anthony was born.  Hobbies include: video games or watching TV, playing cards, swimming, bike riding, board games, playing with his brothers, creative drawing and Cub Scouts. 
 
ANTHONY:  A Trisomy 13 child surviving almost 12 months of life in  his hometown, Atlanta, Georgia.  Favorite things include cuddley blankets, being held and played with, cooing, crying, pooping, smiling and defying the odds and poor expectations of the medical community
 
CHRISTOPHER:  Born in Atlanta Georgia and was not even a thought when his older brother Anthony was born and died.   Favorite things include cuddley blankets, being held and played with, cooing, crying, pooping, smiling and rolling all around the floor as he tried so hard to pull himself up and learn to crawl. 
 
Anthony - we are your family and we will never leave you out of our life or memories.  xxoo

Special Thanks

 

Anthony's Specialty Team

 

Dr. Kytia Balcarek, M.D. (link)

 - Infectious Disease and High Risk Specialist at Sandy Springs Pediatrics

 

Dr. Jeremy Kahn, M.D. (link)

 - Pediatric Cardiologist with Children's Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C.

 

Dr. Kurt Heiss, M.D. (link)

 - Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory Children's Center

 

Doctors Group at Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates  (link)

 

Doctors Group at Child Neurology Associates, P.C.  (link)

 

Doctors Group at Children's Center for Digestive Healthcare  (link)

 

Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta - excellect professional care  (link)

 

Jessica Giles - Physical Therapist

 

Jane Radman - Georgia Pines - Parent Advocate (Link)

 

Dana Shroyer - Babies Can't Wait Services Coordinator  (link)

 

 

Our Catholic Community - providing gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure, especially ...

 

Joy Place - a godmothers prayers and spiritual gifts

Jim Kaveney - a godfathers protection and spiritual gifts

Jeanne Lyons - donation of Harpist Music Therapy in ICU

Churches within the Archdiocese of Atlanta - spiritual bouquets of mass and prayers  (link)

Parishioners of:

  All Saints Catholic Church

  Dunwoody, Georgia 30338

  St. Benedict Catholic Church

  Duluth, Georgia 30097

  St. Brendan’s Catholic Church

  Cumming, Georgia 30040

  St. Bridgid Catholic Church

  Alpharetta, Georgia 30022

  St. Jude Catholic Church

  Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

  Good Shepard Catholic Church

  Cumming, Georgia 30041

St. Vincent de Paul - Loving Support

 

Our Atlanta Community - especially ...

 

Hospice Atlanta - (linkGifts of personal support from Nina, Carolyn, Stephanie, Denise and Cynthia as well as all the others behind the scenes.

Moose Lodge Smyrna, GA- Spinoza Bear Gift to Anthony and his brothers  (link)

Ric Mershon - Mershon Professional Photography Gift through NILMDTS "Now I lay me down to sleep"  (Mershon link)  (NILMDTS link)

Bill Mann - General Manager of BODIES EXHIBITION at Atlanta Civic center for contributing tickets to our family allowing educational relevance to our children telling us the amazing story of ourselves with reverence and understanding.  (link)

 

Our Trisomy Online Community

especially ...

 

ThereseAnn - (linkLiving with Trisomy 13.org

Mary Kellett - (linkPrenatal Partners for Life

Trisomy Listserv (linkOnline Support

Trisomy 13 Support at MSN Groups (linkOnline Support

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