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4 year old hopes for new kidney -- from his dad

4 year old hopes for new kidney -- from his dad

CUMMING, Ga. -- At a time of year known for celebrating fathers, one metro Atlanta dad is hoping to give the most important of presents to his son.

"This piece is so small compared to what he has to go through every day," says Seth Harding of Cumming. "I know it's nothing compared to what he's always known."

Ephraim Harding is 4 years old and has had major kidney issues since he was in his mother's belly. His kidneys failed to properly develop, and parents Seth and Rebecca were told he would not survive past 20 weeks of his mother's pregnancy.

Ephraim made it to 20 weeks, then 30, then through a difficult birth, which doctors warned he might not survive.

Recalls his dad, "The doctor just stopped me [before my wife went into the delivery room] and told me, 'Before you go in here, just understand ... Don't expect him to come out of here alive.'"

75 Days of Summer - A guide to summer fun in Forsyth County

75 Days of Summer - A guide to summer fun in Forsyth County
Things to do this Summer in Forsyth County GA 2013

Summer 2013 is {basically} officially here!!  Forsyth County schools will ring its final bell on Friday, May 24th.  And with the 2013-2014 school year not starting back until August 8th, we’ve got 75 days (assuming my counting is correct – ha!!) of summer!!

We've created a guide to hopefully serve as your unofficial “Summer Guide for 2013″.  We’ve pulled together a list of some really great things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA – fun indoors, outdoors, special events, reading times, performances, movies & more!!  And I think you’ll be excited to see how many of them are FREE!  So be sure to look for the “FREE” symbol inside!

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Farmers Market to open in Forsyth County

Farmers Market to open in Forsyth County

It's time for the 2013 Brookwood Farmers’ Market!   This is a great outdoor market that brings locally, Georgia grown produce and goods to consumers!   Shop from fresh, locally grown produce, meat, eggs, bread, flowers, soaps, and so much more! 

Also very cool – most nights feature activities for the kids and even live music while you shop. 

Admission is free and the market is open to the general public.

 

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Strawberry picking season begins in Forsyth County

Strawberry picking season begins in Forsyth County
Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County

It’s time for the 2013 Strawberry picking season in Forsyth County!  And we’re super lucky to have a strawberry farm right in Cumming GA & Forsyth County!   I must admit I absolutely LOVE fresh strawberries so this time of year always makes me happy.

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Vacation Bible Schools in Forsyth County

Vacation Bible Schools in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. It’s that time again – time for the 2013 Vacation Bible Schools!  We’re working to compile a list of Vacation Bible Schools in Forsyth County & Cumming.

We’ll continue to add to the list as more information is released for each church and also when we find more opportunities available. If you have information about a VBS Program at your church, please use our VBS Camp Submission Form and we’ll make sure to add it!

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Free summer movies for kids

Free summer movies for kids

CUMMING, Ga. -- We just received an email from Carmike Cinemas Movies 400 with the FREE 2013 Summer Movies for Kids round-up ! This includes the Movies 400 location in Cumming!

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Old Atlanta Spray Pad to open in Forsyth County

Old Atlanta Spray Pad to open in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- Forsyth County Parks & Recreation just released the Old Atlanta Spray Park 2013 season dates.  According to the 2013 Summer Activity Guide, it opens May 25.

My kids LOVED this last year, and I admit, I did too!  So we’ll definitely head back in 2013.

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