Faith carries LDS couple as each of their identical triplets battles rare eye cancer

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  • fourfunsons Calgary, 00
    March 15, 2014 12:18 p.m.

    I, too, thank God for drawing to your attention so quickly that there was a severe eye problem and this while they were brand new little babies, and corrections could happen right away. I pray that their good eye(s) will serve them well throughout their lives.

  • FamlyMan Elizabethtown, PA
    March 15, 2014 10:04 a.m.

    This I believe is the same eye condition that NBA star Derek Fisher's daughter had. Many will remember during the 2007 playoffs while playing with the Jazz that he missed game 1 versus Golden State due to a personal family problem. During Game 2 he flew back from NYC where his daughter had undergone surgery that morning and entered the arena during the 3rd quarter. The crowd erupted upon seeing him and he played a significant role in the Jazz victory. More importantly, in the postgame interview he revealed that his daughter had retinoblastoma and encouraged all to have their children checked by their opthamologists. He has classified it as one of the most important moments of his life. There is a youtube clip entitled "Derek Fisher's Career And His Daughter's Life" that describes their ordeal. Many prayers for this remarkable family!

    March 15, 2014 1:03 a.m.

    Such a beautiful set of boys. May the Lord continue to bless you.

  • 6of12 Farmington, UT
    March 14, 2014 10:18 p.m.

    Congratulations on your triplets! We have triplet boys as well and they are now 15. Yes, you can do this. We also had to make the decision to remove an eye with one of the boys. It's an extremely tough decision but it was not functioning, it was shrinking and looked very odd. He now has an ocular shell that looks exactly like his other eye. He does so well with one working eye that we forget he is blind in the other. We also would have never learned the love of other people had we not had these boys. It's totally worth it.

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    March 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

    Our first child was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at age two, a beautiful, blonde-haired girl. She lost her eye, but not her heart. She excelled on the track team and in dance; and now has 6 kids. The whole experience made her more compassionate, more loving. She is the happiest of all out kids. Hard to see the big picture (times 3!) but these kids will grow up to be wonderful human beings.

  • Mormonmama0106 Phoenix, AZ
    March 14, 2014 9:12 a.m.

    Your great faith is an inspiration to me! God bless you and your beautiful sons!

  • ALH Enumclaw, WA
    March 14, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    Having been born blind in one eye and having it removed when I was eight years old, I could relate a bit to this story. If they each have and can keep vision in one eye, the quality of their lives will not be lessened. Lack of depth perception will make playing ball, learning to drive. etc. a bit more challenging,but beyond that there will be little impact. They are so blessed to have had early diagnosis and such great parents.

  • GotMullet St Pete Beach, FL
    March 14, 2014 12:44 a.m.

    God bless you. While in Toronto, please call a good friend of mine, Adonal Noble in the Brampton Ward. I am sure he will find all the help you could possibly need... and tell him his brother Steve Adams loves him.

  • Rustymommy Clovis, NM
    March 13, 2014 10:06 p.m.

    God bless you.

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    March 13, 2014 8:20 p.m.

    Sometimes I think I have problems . . . then I read stories like this, and I'm humbled and inspired. Praying this is the last scary time you have with these three boys. But, realizing you have four boys, I imagine there may be a few more ahead. Hopefully none like this, though. Good luck!

  • AngieFA Mexico, 00
    March 13, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    Dear Low family, It's hard what you are going through but your faith allows you to see all the blessings you have with your four babies despite the pain. My prayers are for all of you. The babies are so cute!

  • SLCMom Salt Lake City, UT
    March 13, 2014 4:05 p.m.

    What beautiful little babies, and such a tender story. My heart is touched by the love and courage these sweet parents have and all they are enduring. It's inspiring to hear their words of faith as they face something so scary and frustrating - especially after already enduring so much! Life seems incredibly harsh sometimes. Several years ago, one of my children was hospitalized for 10 weeks in a city thousands of miles from our home in order to receive special treatment for a rare disease. We experienced the most amazing kindness from complete strangers and more tender mercies than I could count. I became a first-hand believer in miracles. In time, I've come to view that agonizing time in our life as also one of our most precious blessings. When you have a child(ren) with a rare disease, I've learned the burden we carry does not get lighter, but with time our ability to carry the weight increases. I pray for this little family that they will continue to see the miracles and that God will give them the strength they need to face the many long, hard days and nights ahead.

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    March 13, 2014 2:39 p.m.

    Now THAT is a cute, cute picture.

    God bless you all in your trials!