This web site is dedicated to our second child, Amanda Rose. Amanda was diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome at 19 weeks into the pregnancy. This condition is almost always fatal, and is caused by the lack of amniotic fluid — usually the result of kidney failure. Amanda had only one kidney, and it was not functional. We were told that Amanda would not live long after she was born, since amniotic fluid is critical to lung development. Though we were given the option to terminate her life early, we chose to carry her to term.
Our beautiful child was born at Piedmont Hospital, at 6:01 AM on July 13, 2004. Amanda died in our arms at 8:37 AM the same morning. Although she was only with us a very short time, we held her and loved her during the time we were given.
Family and friends joined us to celebrate Amanda’s short but precious life at her Memorial Service on July 19th, 2004. We will miss her, and she will be in our hearts always.