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Despite all the doctor visits, terrifying moments and tears, Jenny says she sees her son's diagnosis as a blessing. "I know why God gave me Evan," she says. "He is a wonderful teacher and an inspiration to the world. It made me who I am today."

Jim credits Evan with bringing him and Jenny together. "Evan gave her a depth she never had before that. I mean, maybe she had it, but he brought it out of her," he says. "She became infinitely more interesting to me as a person."

"The warrior came out," Jenny says.

Jenny believes everything that happens to you, in some way, is the best thing that ever happened to you. "You just have to look for it," she says. "See it. Believe it."

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Published on September 24, 2008

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