Kidney Disease

A Saint In Our Midst

By John C. Schmidt

My wife Jennifer and I have two healthy, active boys: Jacob, 6, and John Paul, 3.

In July 2006, when we learned that we had another child, we were excited and thought we knew exactly what to expect. However, at 13 weeks our obstetrician had difficulty detecting the baby’s heartbeat, so we had a sonogram. When Jennifer saw our gorgeous, tiny baby kicking away, all seemed fine.