Solving Medical Mysteries
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Finding the New Normal

My name is Chad Smith, also known as “Chad the Dad.” My wife, Becky, and I are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Aleah who is eight years old, and Blake, who is five years old. Blake has a long list of medical challenges, which continue to plague his life. Throughout the past five years our family has grown and learned many different tricks in dealing with the trials that come with being Parents of a Medically Challenged Kid.

During our journey I have written two articles, which I’ve compiled into this PDF.

The first article is titled, “8 Things You Don’t Know About the Smith Family.” This was written when Blake was almost 3 years old. At this point in our life everything seemed overwhelming, stressful, and frustrating. Writing these issues down is the way I was able to express my frustrations of day-to-day challenges. The second is my most recent article. It describes our life now and how it has transformed into what I have started to call a “New Normal.”

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