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EXTENSION12ourlegacyTurnbacktheclockto1964.TherewasnoInternet.Therewasnoe-mail.TherewasnoFacebookorTwitter.ButthenasnowtherewasExtensionmagazine.AndinthatyearafatherinCincinnatiOhiowroteastoryabouthisyoungdaughterthatappearedinthesepages.ThefatherwasLeoLampeandthestorywastitledx1cOurKeyWearsDiapers.x1dLampex19sstorywasabouthisdaugh-terThereseMariewhowasthentwoyearsold.Shehadbeenbornwithse-vereosteogenesisimperfectaOIaconditionthatcausesx1agilebones.AtfirstdoctorsthoughtyoungTheresewouldliveonlytwodays.Thentheprognosiswastwomonths.Thenitwastwoyears.Inhis1964storyLampewrotex1cEvennowthedoctorssaywecanx19treasonablyhopeformuchlonger.x1dButLampeamanofdeepfaithwhohadoncebeenaseminarystu-dentalsowrotex1cEachofushasaspecialassignmentinlife.TerryThereseisourassignment.LittleTerrywillbeourkeytoheaven.x1dx1cIthinkmydadwrotethisstoryasawaytogetintouchandletox2somex1ustrationx1dsaidTheresewhode-ONEFATHERx19SPRAYERHowa1964Extensionstoryconnectedfamiliesacrossthemilesx0edherdoctorsx19predictionsandisnow51.x1cItwashiswayofpraying.x1dAccordingtoTheresehermotherhadmoresupportthanherfatherinthoseearlyyears.x1cWhileitcanbearguedthatmothersdonx19tre-ceiveenoughhelptheamountofhelpandrecognitionwasandstillisgreaterthanwhatfathersreceivex1dsheexplained.x1cMydadwoulddoasmuchformeasmymomwouldbuthedidnx19thavepeopletotalkto.x1dAx3erx1cOurKeyWearsDiapersx1dap-pearedthingschanged.TheLampeswerecontactedbythreefamilieswhosechildrenalsohadOI.TwoofthefamilieswereCatholicx13onefamilywasx1omOhioandonewasx1omKentucky.AnotherfamilythatcontactedtheLampeswasAmish.TheylivedinPennsylvaniaandhadadaughterwithOI.x1cIhavenoideahowtheAmishfamilyfoundusx1dsaidTherese.x1cWegotveryx1iendlywithallthreefami-lies.Myparentslearnedsomuchx1omthem.Ithelpedmyparentstox0ndouttheywerenx19talone.x1dThefamiliestraveledtovisiteachotherwhichwashelpfulforevery-one.x1cMydadespeciallyfoundalotofcommongroundwiththeotherfa-thersx1dshesaid.x1cImetpeoplewithmyconditionandmysiblingsmettheirAlmost50yearsagoLeoLampewroteanExtensionmagazinestoryabouthisdaughterThereseagetwo.Heneverimaginedtheresponsehex19dget.