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 the family has been there so many times over the last seven years.