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, July 16, 2009

Goings on...

Most of this week so far has centered around Basketball! "We" hosted a basketball tournament this weekend at our school's gym. "We" meaning Chris (formal introduction coming soon!) as sight director, and me as a tag-along helper, lol!

The tournament was called "Battle in the Boro" and is a national exposure tournament for high school select teams. Translation - LOTS of college coaches and scouts coming to the tournament games! The tournament included several area gyms and almost 200 teams. Needless to say, I saw some really good ball! In addition, I was able to see/meet coaches from UNC, Acron Xavier, Virgina Tech, Georgia, Georgia Southern, UAB, .... I could go on and on and on but they came from as close as UK to as far away as Montana state and the teams ranged about just as far coming from New Jersey all the way to Pensacola, FL! :-) As much as spending three days sun up to way past sun down cooped up in a gym "working" is NOT my idea of summer fun... it ended up being a pretty neat thing to do!

Anyhow! That explains my blogging absence. Well, that and some exciting and fun personal-life stuff that's been taking my attention for a while (again... more on that later). For now, just know that I am great... couldn't be better!

AND... now for a little randomness... I am going public again. I like the comfort and security of a private blog, but I don't like that my readership is limited. It's hard to read someone else's blog and then want to leave a comment, but you can't because then they can't get back to your blog and that makes you feel bad, lol. So... I am going public and I would love for you to give me a little shout out on your blogs to get the word out that I am readable again! :-)


Betsy said...

Yay! You're going public! I will definitely give you a shout out. And, girl, we need some DETAILS on this new relationship! :) I can't wait to hear all about it. Have a great day!

Sarah said...

Definatly doin the shout out thing for you. I'll go do that now.
And the basketball tourny sounds like a lot of work. That's huge! How did Chris get that thing going??? I wouldn't even know where to start!!!

Allyson said...

HOORAY!!!! Yay, I will keep up with your blog soooo much better now this way! Yay!! I love the new look, too! Forgive me if it's been up for a while. :)

By the way, your comment about us living our lives with Gavin was sooooo sweet!

Lindsay said...

Yay! I hope going public treats you well this time around!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Cheers to going public and other great blessings that are going on right now. I can't wait until tomorrow :)!