Submitted by Mary Beth on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 2:11pm
As a proud mother, I brag about my children, including my son, Max, who died in 2005 from a hidden heart condition. There are many moms like me who can only embrace the memory of their child. Remember these moms as you receive homemade gifts, enjoy a family meal, or talk by phone with your kids. There’s a growing group on moms who are especially grateful to have their children alive. Their children had a hidden heart condition uncovered by our EKG screening. Their child’s heart condition was treated so they can celebrate Mother’s Day. Although I doubt they know it, I celebrate their children with them, too! These kids are incredible.
"When our son became a freshman at New Trier last year, we were immediately impressed with the all-around, individualized attention and care the school gave each student right from the start, " said Cathy Bell-Bartholomay. "We never dreamed that this would end up saving our son's life."