Like many young families, the Mischels are always on the go. Aaron’s work for the family business, Electric Mirror, takes him around the world. Even when he’s not working, there’s a good chance he and Gina are traveling to a youth soccer tournament somewhere in the country. Soccer is huge in their lives. So much so that they were invited to the 50th Anniversary celebration for the Washington Youth Soccer Association. They attended the event and and had a great time, came home, and went to sleep like any normal night. Except it wasn’t a normal night. At about 4 a.m., Gina awoke in tremendous pain. “It felt like something was trying to break out of my chest,” she said. Click here to read the full story.
To Vicki Johnson, December 5, 2017 was just another day. She’d finished work and was heading home to Marysville. Her husband, Mark, would be getting ready for work as a manufacturing manager on the night shift at Boeing. Vicki was running behind, so she phoned him to let him know. Mark didn’t answer—because, for him, it wasn’t just another day. Click here to read the full story.
Viola Hershberger, all 7 pounds 4 ounces of her, arrived right in the middle of a pandemic. Fortunately, caregivers at Providence Pavilion for Women and Children were ready for her and for her mom, Anita, who was COVID-19 positive. For many, the coronavirus has disrupted lives and routines, but babies are still going about the business of being born. Click here to read the full story.