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My grandson had major health problems when he was born followed by a year of surgeries, procedures and checkups. He had his final surgery in March, and his first birthday the beginning of April. Despite still needing a liquid feeding pump, he is now healthy and a very happy boy. He is big enough to carry the pump on his back in a backpack, with a tube that goes into a permanent port on the side of his stomach.

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There is no stopping him now! He is not only crawling everywhere; he is pulling himself up and walking. His favorite thing is to chase his dog, Ollie, around the house. He is truly a joy and blessing in our lives, and my new nickname for him is 'Turtle'!

By Kathy

April 27, 20110 found this helpful

Don't you just love a successful story? What a great little boy your grandson is and having so much fun. I can tell he has a great personality. Nothing is going to get him down and he'll smile all the way. What a great little motivator he is for many people. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed reading about him, Kathy.

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April 28, 20110 found this helpful

Moses is such an adorable little boy, & I have really enjoyed reading the updates you occasionally post. His smile is totally infectious, you can't help but smile back when you see him! Thanks for sharing him with us!

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April 28, 20110 found this helpful

Thanks for the updates! Moses is progressing and growing in leaps and bounds! How wonderful! I love his bear suit too. ;-)

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April 28, 20110 found this helpful

What a beautiful and spirited "indigo" child...watch out, world; that smile is gonna get you!

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Usually, one of my 'three boys' is missing for holiday celebrations, due to work or distance. For Christmas this year, my husband of almost 31 years, (Moses Sr.) my son, age 28, (Moses Jr.) and my grandson age 19 months (Moses the III) were all in the same place at the same time, and I was lucky enough to get a few pictures of them. The three 'Moses' all together!

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My grandson, despite serious health problems for the first year after he was born, is thriving and happy and healthy. It truly was a blessed Christmas for everyone!

By Kathy

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January 11, 20120 found this helpful

You have a lovely looking family. How great that you'll have these pictures to treasure for always.

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January 12, 20120 found this helpful

What a wonderful update about Little Moses and thank you so much for sharing such a special generational photo with us! Being of multi-racial heritage myself I have to add it is wonderful seeing other family photos such as mine also with a rich and beautiful array of colors :-)

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January 12, 20120 found this helpful

Gorgeous lads, every one:) Happy New Year, I'm so glad to hear your beautiful grandson is doing well!

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My 1 1/2 year old grandson Moses was exploring the beach and became fascinated by his own shadow. He laughed every time he waved his arms and then proceeded to chase it.

Moses at the Beach

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For my grandson Moses' first birthday we took him to Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. He was so fascinated with the aquarium and the penguins, we had a hard time getting him away from the tanks.

A young boy at the zoo, looking into a glass tank.

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My grandson Moses, has been in and out of Seattle Children's Hospital, on and off for more than 7 out of the 10 months since he was born. He was diagnosed with Hirschsprungs disease (digestive disease that affects the intestines) when he was 6 days old, and had surgery to remove all of his small and half of his large intestine, because the disease extended that far into his bowel. He has had a feeding tube in his nose and a 'baby' colostomy bag ever since. He just had his last surgery, and no longer has the tube in his nose, or the colostomy bag on his abdomen.

Although neither one ever seemed to bother him, he is now very happy to be eating solid foods. He will always have diet restrictions, but happily spaghetti isn't one of them!

Although he couldn't have any, I made dozens of cookies for the nurses and staff who have taken care of him for so many months, we are truly blessed and will be grateful for them forever.

By Kathy

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Moses is beautiful. Great smile! (03/07/2011)

By mulberry204

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What an angel! And I am sorry to know he has had such huge health issues from the beginning. I wish him health! (03/07/2011)

By thriftyvicki

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What an inspiration he must be, to have been through so much and still smile away! What a handsome fellow. (03/07/2011)

By jilliebean9700

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It is so wonderful to see updated photos of Moses without his feeding tube and to know his last surgery went so well! He sure looks happy with his new luxury of eating and enjoying being able to be a normal toddler who can finally make messes with his food. ;-) (03/07/2011)

By Deeli

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This is the first time I've had the pleasure of seeing adorable Moses, what a sweet, happy child with that yummy spagetti mess all over his face! Thanks for sharing the wonderful news about your grandson. I've said prayers for him and everyone who loves him. :-) (03/07/2011)

By BMD

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Now that's one precious baby. I pray that he will be healthy, he looks happy. God bless you and your family.
Grandma Ness (03/07/2011)

By grandmaness

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Oh, he is so adorable!! Thank God that he was able to get the care from Seattle Childrens'. They work miracles there! God Bless. (03/07/2011)

By LeeAnne67

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Awww. How adorable he is! I know what you went through. We had a similar problem with my now 3 yr. old grandson. He is now well and very active. Please give little Moses a huge hug. We are so happy for your family and especially Moses. The Howell Family (03/08/2011)

By K9cats

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Yay, Moses! I know from experience how wonderful Children's hospitals are. Give that precious little man hugs from the Cordells! Thanks for the happy update. (03/10/2011)

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My 9 month old grandson, Moses, outgrew his 'baby bathtub' and was obviously enjoying his 'big boy' bath when this was taken. Even though he has had some health challenges, he is thriving and resilient.

Moses has been in and out of Seattle Children's Hospital enough times (many routine visits), that he is a favorite of all the staff. He brightens their day just by smiling at everyone when they walk in his room. One nurse said she always stopped by in his room, even when she was not assigned to him, just to get her 'little bit of happy' for the day.

By Kathy

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What a happy cute boy Moses is and his eyes show a sweet devilish go for the gusto attitude! :-) (02/03/2011)

By Deeli

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May God bless him and keep Moses in His Grace today, tomorrow and forever. (02/03/2011)

By CookieRod

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What a cutie! He looks like he is thriving and I hope his medical issues are soon a thing of the past. He looks like he could beat anything. A real fighter. Go Moses! (02/03/2011)

By ninya61

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It's heartbreaking to see a little child go through so much, but heartwarming to see how well they accept and keep on being cute and charming. He's a precious little fellow, and I'm saying a prayer for his full recovery and a long healthy life.

Thanks for sharing the Big Boy Bath photo. One of these days, he's not going to like it very much, but it's precious, and he'll learn to appreciate it when he has children of his own.

(02/04/2011)

By PookaRina

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He is just adorable! My grandson had some health issues and had to have surgery twice when he was 3, Cody is now thriving and is doing great. Please give Moses a big hug from our family. His face tells it all. Hugs, The Howell's (02/04/2011)

By K9cats

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Moses is so lovely. Hope he keeps well now. (02/04/2011)

By Julia Walton

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Precious, precious photo of a beautiful child of God - thanks for sharing Moses' story with us! (02/04/2011)

By caseye

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He's adorable and what a smile, would make anyone happy to be around him. Best of luck on his health issues, he certainly seems to be happy regardless of them. (02/04/2011)

By crystalmitchell

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I just love Moses smile. You can see how he could bring joy to all who see him, especillay in a hospital. God Bless Him! What spirit. Mary C. (02/04/2011)

By Mary C.

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What a sweet little face! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and this little boy with such a powerful name. Never under estimate the power of prayer. God bless and keep you safe moses. (02/05/2011)

By ELSABLUE

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Moses is such a beautiful baby boy, may God shine on in his life. (02/05/2011)

By Lynda (crabby)

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Aww! That little fellow will grow into his big name in no time. I speak by faith. (02/06/2011)

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