Carrie Deklyen is currently 21 weeks pregnant and on a ventilator and feeding tube. After the Wyoming, Michigan, mom woke up vomiting one morning and made a trip to the emergency room, doctors discovered a brain tumor. She was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a highly aggressive brain tumor.
The country has a shortage of school-bus drivers which 22 percent of private bus contractors call "severe," according to a recent survey by School Bus Fleet Magazine. "We're seeing some school districts having to cut school-bus routes or consolidate them, having fewer stops," said Thomas McMahon, the magazine's executive editor said. "The economy's better so people are going back to jobs that they had done previously, or they find the need to stay at home," Donna Grattino told ABC News Denver affiliate KMGH.
A Missouri dad has received a special tattoo to help his 9-year-old son cope with year-old burn scars. In 2016, Landon Thomas accidentally fell into a bonfire at home and badly burned his right leg and foot, his father, Joel Thomas, told ABC News. Thomas then put in an application to the show "Ink Master" on the Spike network.
Two sisters who gave birth to daughters only 20 minutes apart last year are now marking their baby girls' first birthdays with an epic photo shoot. Corey Struve Talbott and Katie Struve Morgan found out they were both expecting their second and third child, respectively, around the holidays in 2015. After Talbott, 32, discovered she was expecting, she immediately told her younger sister.
One newborn photographer never got a chance to give her own child the posed photos that new moms and dads love. Rebecca Hayes told ABC News that she got the idea to take the silly photos of her son, Clayton Jensvold, back in March right after photographing one of her clients. Hayes, 38, had no idea that her partner and high school sweetheart David Ward would completely be on board.
ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and her husband Ben Aaron are expecting their second child.Zee, 36, made the announcement today on “Good Morning America.” She is expecting a boy next February.WATCH: @Ginger_Zee announces she is pregnant with her second baby on @GMA! https://t.co/jGJ0mfxdGD pic.twitter.com/YOYMNDKLrk— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 14, 2017Ginger Zee opens up about her struggle with anorexiaHow Ginger Zee will celebrate her first Mother's Day as a momZee and Aaron are already the parents of Adrian Benjamin Colonomos, who will turn 2 in December. ...
One big sister broke down with tears of joy at the news that her mom was pregnant with another child. Alicia Capello waited until her daughter, Alexis, 13, was home from a two-week vacation visiting family in Georgia before spilling the beans to her and the family's 4-year-old son Nicholas. “I had found out around five weeks and we wanted to keep it quiet for a little while until I went to the doctor to make sure everything was OK,” Capello, of New Hampshire, told ABC News.
One mom in Waco, Texas, came up with a creative and constructive response when her son asked the tooth fairy for more money. “Dear Tooth Fairy, I want a five dollar bill or hire [higher], besides I worked so hard to pull it out. When his mom, Elizabeth Senn, discovered it, she knew she had to come up with something creative in response — and boy did she accomplish that goal.
A Michigan couple who unexpectedly welcomed their daughter six weeks early on their planned wedding day married inside the hospital hours after she was born. First-time parents Jael Pulcipher, 29 and John Pulcipher, 30, welcomed Briar Dorothy Pulcipher on July 29 -- the same day they were supposed to wed in a lakeside ceremony. "Girl knows how to make a dramatic entrance!" mom Jael Pulcipher of Traverse City, told ABC News.
Raygen Pruitt, 11, and Harper Pruitt, 6, knew for the past 10 months that their parents were working to adopt a child to join them and their two younger adopted brothers, Titus and Elliot. When is our brother or sister coming home?’” the sisters’ father, Shane Pruitt, told ABC News. Shane Pruitt, 38, and his wife, Kasi Pruitt, 32, finally got the call the night of July 25 that a newborn girl was going to be their new daughter.
The haunting Instagram posts that an Ivy League college athlete posted shortly before she killed herself are raising questions over whether social media could be linked to depression, especially for teenage girls, according to the author of a new book. In January 2014, 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania track star Madison Holleran's suicide rocked her community and college campus. In the weeks before her suicide death, on all of Holleran's social media platforms, she seemed to be a happy, healthy, college student, and showed no signs of her battle with depression in her curated online presence.
Julie and Will Rom of Cincinnati, Ohio, have been fostering children for nearly 10 years. Julie Rom said she and her husband were never able to conceive a child of their own, so they decided to help children who were in need of care. Let's foster and be the bridge for these kids while the parents get themselves together and eventually get themselves through reunifactions,'" Julie Rom said.
This 2-year-old boarded his flight in style as the friendliest passenger on his airplane, fist-bumping people as he walked down the aisle. The family was flying from Kansas City, Missouri, to Chicago, Illinois, on their way home to Raleigh, North Carolina, on July 20 when the precious moment was caught on camera. “He does it every time he boards a flight,” said Jakubowicz.
Izzadora Millaway, 2, was looking for her parents at her family’s Cleveland, Tennessee, home on Friday when she walked down to the basement. The floor of the basement, which had been a playroom for Izzadora and her two siblings, had just been covered in concrete about 30 minutes earlier by contractor Jonathan Porter and his fellow workers. Izzadora’s parents, Brad and Sara Millaway, were standing just outside the basement with Porter when he called out to tell them Izzadora was in the concrete.
One Maryland police officer is being applauded after he compassionately responded to a young mother who was accused of shoplifting for her son. The Laurel Police Department told ABC News that rookie officer Bennett Johns responded to a call at a local grocery store July 22. There he learned a 20-year-old mother, who was with her young son, "was caught by security attempting to steal two packs of diapers," a statement from the department added.
Dr. Amanda Hess, an obstetrician-gynecologist, was preparing to have labor induced for the birth of her second daughter at a Kentucky hospital when another patient’s scream led her back to work. “I was waiting for an IV, was waiting to get hooked up to the monitors,” Hess, of Frankfort, told ABC News. Hess learned that the scream came from one of her own patients, Leah Johnson, also of Frankfort, who was in labor at Frankfort Regional Medical Center with her fourth child.
After a 4-month-old Texas boy was diagnosed with plagiocephaly -- also known as flat head syndrome -- his family decided he won’t have to feel all alone with his condition. Jonas Gutierrez has a severe case of plagiocephaly, his father, Gary Gutierrez, told ABC News. When little Jonas came home sporting his new hardware last Wednesday, his big sister Camila, 3, said she wanted to wear her bike helmet too, in solidarity.
Cheever's research suggests that phone-induced anxiety operates on a positive feedback loop, saying that phones keep us in a persistent state of anxiety and the only relief from this anxiety is to look at our phones. "If you're constantly connected, you're going to feel anxiety," Cheever said. Cheever demonstrated her experiment on ABC News' T.J. Holmes, as well as two teenage girls, measuring the amount of stress that being away from their phones caused them.
Brendan Davis was diagnosed with plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, at four months old. "Early on he had favored one side and he kept sleeping to that side and I noticed that it was flat," his mother Emily Davis told ABC News.
Couples in Chicago had a great time celebrating the Cubs’ World Series championship run -- and the team has lots of tiny new fans to prove it. A Chicago-area hospital said they are experiencing a baby boom about nine months after the Cubs' historic victory, which was 108 years in the making. “You can definitely say it's been a little busy around the hospital,” Dr. Melissa Dennis, vice chairwoman of obstetrics and gynecology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, told ABC News.
While Juliana sustained intraventricular bleeding, or bleeding in the brain, Julie McBride suffered a concussion along with a right hip contusion. Jevon McBride, 32, had his right leg completely shattered, including a broken femur, tibia and ankle. "They didn't think she would make it," Julie McBride, 31, told ABC News of her daughter.
Teens are on their phones more than six-and-a-half hours a day, according to the nonprofit Common Sense Media. More than half of teens text and nearly all use social media apps, and this daily behavior may not be entirely their fault. Many games and social media apps are designed to get people “hooked” and keep coming back, Dr. Jodi Gold, the author of “Screen Smart Parenting,” explained to ABC News.
Adam Busby of TLC's "OutDaughtered," is sharing his struggle with postpartum depression in hopes of raising awareness for fellow fathers across America. The reality TV dad of Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley, Parker, all 2, and big sister Blayke, 6, opened up in a telephone interview with ABC News, revealing how the pressures of parenthood triggered an onset of depression--something Busby said he's suffered from since his quintuplets were born and is still battling every day.
The widow of a New York City police officer who was shot and killed on duty three years ago gave birth to the couple’s daughter Tuesday. Sanny Liu used in-vitro fertilization with sperm preserved after the death of her husband, NYPD Detective WenJian Liu, to conceive their daughter, Angelina, the NYPD announced. WenJian Liu and his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, were both gunned down in a December 2014 shooting.
Luke Swofford and his teddy bear, appropriately named Teddy Bear, are the best of friends. Since he was a year old, little Luke has been toting Teddy Bear around with him everywhere: To the grocery store, in the car, on flights, around the house and, of course, every night to his bed. Luke, now 4, lost his beloved bear on July 20 at Dallas Love Field airport as he was on his way home from a vacation to Colorado with his grandparents.