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!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

What going on?

I'm the new head coach of CMS cheerleaders... no more "co" coaching for me... and I have no assistant... it's all me! Yikes!

I am in TCAP testing prep mode! Yikes!

And... I am SOOOOO ready for summer! Woo-hoo!

(This is... my shortest post ever... I think)


Sarah said...

Wow! There you go ahead, blowing me away with all you do! Do you ever have time just for you? I know you do cause you blog about it, occasionally...but how often do you just sit on the couch (without grading papers or something) and do just you stuff? You amaze me how you keep up with it all. I picked up Still Alice when I was at the bookstore yesterday. Can't wait to start it. It sounded different from my other reads, and I like trying different things. Thanks for the recommendation.

Leigh Ann said...

I know the girls will love you being their head coach!

You are SO lucky to have summers off (and you deserve it SO much)! I am looking forward to it, too!

I have missed you. I'm off to read what else you've been up to! I'm behind on my reading. :)

Lauren said...

CONGRATULATIONS! The squad is going to be awesome with you as THE coach!