A gift to remember
Family still touched by generosity of milk donations in 1984
By MARK BONNE, Rockford Register Star
"In the infancy of his life, Matt DeVries depended on the kindness of strangers. Until this week, he never fully understood the extent of their kindness. DeVries was born 21 years ago with a birth defect that kept him in the hospital and fed intravenously for three months. In that time, Matt's mother, Jacki Rose-DeVries, quit producing breast milk. When the time came to remove the IVs, no one could find a formula Matt could hold down. Enter the strangers...."