Even before Tanner was born, Gillette was involved with him and they remain involved now. To date, Tanner has undergone ten (and counting) surgeries to treat his clubfeet and cerebral palsy, and to correct his spinal abnormality. In addition to his physical challenges, Tanner deals with Celiac disease and must adhere to strict dietary limitations. But his experiences have only strengthened the triplets' bond. "These brothers, they just love each other," their mother says, "They're very protective. Parker and Cole hate when Tanner's not around." The family considers Gillette family and it's no wonder they have been there so many times over the last seven years. The triplets' parents have worked hard to use Tanner's experience as an opportunity to teach the boys about kindness and acceptance, having conversations about why he wears leg braces, why someone else might be in a wheel chair and helping them be inclusive.