Heaven's Special Child

Who Is Heaven’s Special Child

"Heaven's special child" is a metaphorical or symbolic figure representing individuals seen as pure, innocent, or blessed. This term is often used to describe children who have passed away at…
orphan disease

What is Lissencephaly?

Lissencephaly is a rare neurological disorder that affects the development of the brain. It is characterized by the lack of folding in the brain's cerebral cortex, which is the outer…
Erica happy to go camping

Buckeye Invitational

The Heart of Maryland Chorus was invited to the "Buckeye" in 1996 after placing 3rd in an annual Mid-Atlantic District Contest. While most members and guests boarded a chartered bus…
Child with Lissencephaly

Heaven’s Special Child

HEAVEN'S VERY SPECIAL CHILDA meeting was held quite far from Earth.It was time again for another birth.Said the Angels to the Lord above – “This special child will need much…
Erica Sunglasses

A Source of Inspiration

Our three children have and remain a source of inspiration to me and I thought I would introduce them to you. Let's start at the beginning. On a Wing And…
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Runaway Wheelchair

Speaking to Erica like a "normal" person was a good thing to do but sometimes lead to unexpected results, like a runaway wheelchair! On one sunny afternoon at Sesame Place,…
Archie Dog

Erica’s Guardian Dog

This story relives an episode with one of our helpful dogs, Archie, and our disabled 6-year-old daughter resulting in a trip to the E.R. So here we were, a year…
Erica Balloon Release

Erica Michelle Bayliss

Erica Michelle BaylissMay 3, 1992 - April 5, 2001 Our little Angel has gone to heaven but not before making a lot of friends along the way like these special…
Child with Lissencephaly

Erica vs. Pneumonia

October 2000 - Only a month into the school year and Erica missed a week of school! Why? She caught pneumonia again and this time spent three days in the hospital.…
Our Exchange Student

Our Exchange Student

People often called us crazy in disbelief of all the things we did and we were happy to accept an exchange student, from Argentina, for a summer program. Anaise spent…
Erica Bayliss as Halloween Pumpkin

Fun Halloween Campouts

Incredibly, with all of her issues, Erica was happy nearly all of the time, especially when on a Halloween Campout. 1999 Halloween Campout Here we are at Yogi Bear Campground…