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Life has blessed me with a wonderful family. My wife Starr has been my
rock for over 20 years now. We’ve been through some difficult times over the years
but she’s never given up on me. We have 4 incredible kids, Orion is 14 and starting
High School next year, they grow up fast. Caelum is our special boy. He 12 and was
diagnosed with Autism at age 5. He’s a great kid but has had many challenges in his
short life and has many more to follow. He’s currently in a clinical education
environment in Mechanicsburg, PA that he has thrived in. Phoenix, our youngest boy,
is wise beyond his years. He know just when to go give you a hug and tell you he
loves you and make everything go into perspective. Our little princess Lyra is a
fireball. She was born on the same day of the year as Phoenix, August 26, and has so
many of his traits. My wife’s mom, Sa, lives with us. She requires dialysis 5 days
a week due to complications from heart issues and diabetes. My wife being the
giving person she recieved training to due this in our home so her mother would be
more comfortable. She spends an average of 4 hours, 5 days a week dedicated to
taking care of her mothers medical needs. I’m Chris and I also suffer from
diabetes but haven’t had the complications of my mom in law. We have lived in
Carlisle, PA for about 6 year now. We are an average family and our lives revolve
our kids. Finances don’t allow for alot of things I would like to provide for my
family. The one source of entertainment that we have focused on is RVing. We
purchased a fixer upper travel trailer that is a work in progress. We head out to
campgrounds around PA as often as we can. It gives us all an escape into nature
that feeds the soul. We’re limited to a couple days due to the dialysis treatment
but make the best of it. The message I would like to convey to all is always focus
on family and make the best of the situation you have been dealt.

– Chris Smart

Smart Family

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