• Ashley helps out

    Ashley helps out

    Our dear friend Ashley came to lend us a hand.  Jaime had some very critical business in Denver, and would be gone for 4 days.  She felt horrible about leaving, but we knew she didn't have any choice.  Ashley is an SMA veteran, so she knows the care plan very well.  Ashley's daughter Skyler was a Type-1 child, who... Continue reading...
  • Cards and driveway bubbles

    Cards and driveway bubbles

    Nora's progression towards getting better has kind of stalled out.  We're not sure if she will ever be able to return to her previous abilities.  Each time Nora gets sick, the effort of the whole thing... she looses something.  She grows a little weaker each time. ...but I'll go more into that in a future post.  
    The other day, Nora got a bunch of "get well" letters... Continue reading...
  • Road to recovery

    Road to recovery

    So we're a couple weeks into this now.  I'm not sure what to call this exactly.  Sickness isn't accurate because she was never really sick.  I guess, maybe call it her lung issue?   Well whatever it is, we've been at it for a couple weeks now at least.  Nora is still on her mask full-time - she absolutely... Continue reading...
  • Jaime's birthday

    Jaime's birthday

    Jaime had a birthday on the 2nd.  We celebrated at home, because Nora was still recovering.  We had Pizza, presents, and cake though [of course].  Jaime adores cake.  Nora even got a present because she felt left out - Nora does love presents.  Nora also told us she was a bit upset about Jaime's birthday Continue reading...
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goodentree    /ˈgo͝odənˌtrēˈ/   noun

derived from our last name: Gooden and the idea of a family tree We came up with the name after we made the decision to start a family (have a child).
When Nora was born and diagnosed with the terminal disease SMA, her story quickly spread, and goodentree became established.