Ruthie was just 4 ½ years old in February 2006. The next school year she would enter Kindergarten, which meant she needed to get her physical. At her annual physical she passed and got an immunization. Two days later we notice a little lump on her left neck. Ruthie being the youngest of our three children, we just thought maybe it was a swollen lymph node.
When the ultrasound tech at Children’s Mercy uttered those words to my Mom and I on July 25th 2001, my heart shattered. Born on November 13, 2000, Wilson Allen Bledsoe proved from day one just how strong and determined he could be. He had a few minor issues all the while just being a typical happy baby.