Mom on edge as precious child struggles to live

Aaron Krause • Mar 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Wakeman resident Amanda Springer cannot keep herself from checking on her 8-year-old son, Dalton, while he sleeps.

When Dalton was 1, doctors told her that, because of his condition, he could die at any time.

She hasn't slept since learning this news. She'll enter the little boy's room two to three times a night to make sure he's still breathing. When she hears him snoring, it's a relief.

Springer wants parents to be aware of a condition called Noonan Syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by distinctive facial features, short stature, chest deformity and heart disease. Those wishing to learn more can e-mail Springer at a.springer2132@yahoo.com.

A story about the Springers was published on the front page of Saturday's Reflector. To read it, pick up a copy of that issue or subscribe to the e-paper (a complete digital replica of the issue) for less than $1 per week and read it now.

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