Like any parents, Tammy and Joseph Bowers' life changed when their son Landen was born in February 2010. But the change was greater than the couple expected. Their fourth child came into the world with a rare genetic disorder called LEOPARD syndrome, which causes cardiac abnormalities, leading their son to undergo a heart transplant at just three months old.
Little Landen wasn't expected to live long. His father bought him a stuffed lion to keep in his crib, and his parents nicknamed him Lion. The Bowers were juggling a schedule with nearly a dozen medications and specialists to keep track of throughout the day. Tammy was attempting to do this with a big paper binder, which proved clunky and ineffective, and risks were always present, including double-dosing Lion with medication.
"I needed a better way to track all that information," said Tammy. "It's not always just me caring for him, as my husband is also at home and we have babysitters and grandparents. We needed to all be on the same page at the end of the day."