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!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Okay... this first one is just for fun. It looks like Dawson and Vance are about to shake hands! lol

This next one? Pure.Bubble.Bliss.

And this one to me is precious. Again, I can't decide if I like the color or up close black and white. What do you think?

I don't like the lighting in this next one. It was a tough time of day (evening) to get good shots because it was dim enough that I felt like I needed the flash, but then they looked a little too bright and overexposed. I still like this picture though.

Dawson tried hard to get in on the action and he had a blast too. Vance was a little too quick for him in the bubble popping department, but Dawson didn't mind, he was sill all smiles!

And watching for bubbles...

More bubble fun...

Waiting for bubbles.... TO.CUTE.


Megan L Hutchings said...

The last one is my absolute favorite :)!

Allyson said...

I think definitely the color bubble picture b/c the grass is so green and his hair is so red! Love it!

ariel said...

They are TOO cute!