Brady was a healthy and happy baby born on November 20, 2011 and weighing in at 8 lb 6 oz. On January 9, 2012 Brady started coming down with what his parents assumed was a cold. When his fever spiked to 104 they took him to the ER. He was sent back home with instructions to keep an eye on him. By January 16th he was admitted to ICU and 12 days later lost the battle with pertussis.
Craig and Katie Van Tornhout wanted nothing more than a younger sibling for their son, Cole. Callie was born on Christmas Eve 2009. Five weeks later she developed a dry cough that continually got worse. While at the pediatricians office she stopped breathing and was rushed to the hospital. While in the pediatrics ICU, at 1:12am on January 30, 2010 she perished due to respiratory failure. Tests came back positive for pertussis.