Rory and Carolyn met in seminary, fell in love, and got married. They decided to hold off on starting their own family while they settled into their first jobs in North Dakota. After a few years, they moved to Minnesota, where Rory accepted a job as a minister, and Carolyn enrolled in a hospital chaplain residency program. At the time, they did not know how important the decision to move would be for their future family. When they moved, neither North Dakota nor Minnesota had SMA on their newborn screening panel. It wasn’t until March 2018 that Minnesota adopted and implemented newborn screening for SMA, and then several months later, in 2018, Rory and Carolyn’s only son Edan was born.
Hey all, if you saw Kevin’s post earlier, we’re doing a 31 Days of SMA initiative for SMA Awareness Month and featuring people in our community.
Today’s story is all about college life for Dan McHale. I definitely resonated with his experiences very much so during my college career. The person I was when I entered campus was someone vastly different than the person that left five years later. Dan echoes similar sentiments and he’s only a sophomore.
Can you relate to Dan? What was your college experience like?
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