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!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tasty Tuesday...

I thought I would take advantage of Lindsay's "Tasty Tuesday" to share a recipe that I love! This is a recipe for Chicken Casserole... now I know that sounds kind of ho-hum, but this is different from any other Chicken Casserole I have ever tried and it has become a favorite recipe of mine! I love this recipe because of the flavors and textures, but also because I keep most of the ingredients on hand all the time anyway, so it's a great stand-by for when you're in a crunch and don't want to go to the grocery store!


2-4 Cups Cooked Chicken - chop into bite-size chunks

1 Cup Cooked Rice

1 Cup Diced Celery

2 Tbs. Grated Onion

1 Can Sliced Water Chestnuts with juice (do not drain!)

1 Small Package of Slivered Almonds

1/2 Cup Mayo

2 Tbs Lemon Juice

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese

1 Cup Crumbled Potato Chips

Mix everything but the Cheese and Chips together in a large mixing bowl. Pour into a buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese and top with chips. Bake at 350 until bubbly and brown (15-20 min.)


Betsy said...

This is totally one of my FAVORITE casseroles. Just some good ole comfort food!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Oh this makes me hungry...wink/wink!

Leigh Ann said...

I think my Mamaw makes this and it is DELISH! Can you please come over and cook for me?!

Lindsay said...

MMMMMM!! I will print that...as soon as I get ink! Ugh.

Leigh Ann said...

Meaaaaa-gan. Where arrrrre you? I miss you!