Each family had their own story, their own way of handling any parent's worst nightmare. And one of the most awe inspiring is the story that the Ingrams have to tell.
Trek Atlas Ingram, like Quinn, was born into a family of two big brothers (Peyton and Conner) and two parents (Chelsea and Jarrett). And also like Quinn, Trek had Niemann-Pick Disease, Type A. Trek's family took him on a most amazing journey - literally! He received four stamps on his passport before ultimately - and peacefully - succumbing to NPA in Thailand, where his family currently resides.
I am so sad that I never got to meet Trek. But I talk to Quinn about him. A lot. I tell her that Trek and all the other children will help her when she's ready. That she has friends who are playing together now and with whom she will play until mommy and daddy can be with her again once her time here has ended.
Chelsea and her family have been an awesome source of comfort, inspiration and support since we first 'met' just about a month ago. And true to her nature, Chelsea wanted to introduce our family and our story to her readers and supporters that have helped them during this most unfortunate journey. Thanks to modern technology, Chelsea conducted an interview over email and published it on her blog this morning. Now, mind you, Chelsea and Jarrett are also in the throes of final edits on the forthcoming book Following After Trek. And raising two boys. And grieving for their son, who lost his battle less than four months ago. And somehow, someway, she has made the time and effort to reach out to us, to share our story, to ask me how I am doing. She is truly amazing and we are already so much better for knowing Chelsea and her brave, amazing, loving family.
Please visit Our Sonny Life and learn about Trek and his wonderful family. Jarrett's book comes out next month - I'll post here and let you all know when it's available for purchase!