Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Thursday, September 4, 2008



Just a quick post to say FOOTBALL HAS FINALLY KICKED OFF IN A BIG WAY!!!!!

Tonight I met a few friends at Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner and to watch the Giants take on the Redskins!! I was pulling for the Giants! First because Brandon Jacobs is on my fantasy team (yay for scoring me 11 fantasy points). Second, because I'll always go with the Manning family (being a UT and Peyton fan at heart!)

I am tired... it has been an incredibly busy week (obviously, I haven't posted all week!)... so I am hitting the sheets! I'll be back this weekend with a more interesting post, I'm sure!


Megan L Hutchings said...


I am so sorry that our little familia could not make it, but I am so glad you had fun. YAY for scoring 11 points ;). We had him last year and he did didly for us...lol!

I can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!

Betsy said...

I'm so with you!! It HAS been a long and busy week! Get some rest and enjoy your weekend!

Sarah said...

Hey! I'm back in action here! Found a local guy who fixed my computer for $50 and did it in 2 hours. Got to love small towns. Anyway, I'm happy for you and all those football fans out there.
Talk later.

Leigh Ann said...

I had the same kind of week and didn't post much at all. I'm glad you are already enjoying football!

Next weekend! I can't believe it is right around the corner. Yeah!