Monday, February 13, 2017

Family Spotlight: The Swihart Siblings

Hi, my name is Seth from Canton, Ohio. I am the oldest of my siblings and  I turned 14 on December 27th, 2016. I am in 7th grade this year and I like school. My favorite part of the day is breakfast and lunch and my favorite subject is math. I just had a hand surgery in October to straighten my fingers... it was my 32nd surgery. I will be getting braces on my teeth soon. I don't have any other surgeries planned anytime soon. I really like to read and like to play video games. I enjoy taking care of my dog, Lillie, and my cat, Tinkerbell. I also like taking care of our chickens, Henny and Penny. I collect the eggs and feed them.

Hi, my name is Gabriel Swihart. I am 11 years old and in 5th grade. I am Seth's younger brother. This year I am playing trumpet in the band and playing basketball in middle school. I am also a second-year Webelo in Scouts. I really like camping, baking and all the activities we do to earn badges. Right now I have around 17 badges. The most important thing in my life to me is my relationship with God and I try my best to be a good person but I am not perfect. Even though Seth may look different to others, he is my brother and I love him just the way he is. We should always treat people with kindness.

Hi, my name is Sydney and I'm Seth Swihart's sister. I am 10 years old and in the 5th grade. I am the youngest of my siblings. This summer,  I was able to attend  a week-long horse camp. I stayed over night all week and learned about horses. I groomed, fed, saddled and learned how to ride. I am saving my money so I can attend a more in-depth program  next year! This year in school I joined band. I play percussion as a drummer; it is a lot of fun. I also enjoy singing and theatre! When I grow up, I would like to rescue animals and maybe be an animal cop to help protect them. Being Seth's sister has taught me that kindness is very important and everyone needs to be treated with love. It makes me sad when people are not nice to him, so kindness is very important to me.


  1. As a Grandmother of two amazing young men with Craniofacial issues,it warmed my heart to read the Swihart family story. The love these siblings have for each other shines through in their story, they choose "KIND" and have a lesson for all. Mary Nugent


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