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!

Monday, March 15, 2010


As I count the seconds to spring break I find myself a little guilty that I am so anxious to get away considering it was just a week ago that I was away at the lake! Paige (our school counselor) has a family lake house that belongs to her parents and we try to visit at least once a year! Some of my favorite and fabulous ladies from school loaded up weekend before last and headed to ALABAMA!

The house in right on the water in Guntersville, Alabama! It is so incredibly peaceful! I love it because it's big enough that everyone has their own space! There is a long deck and floor to ceiling windows on the back of the house that faces the water!

This is the view that greets you from the kitchen and living/dining room areas and the deck! ALL I did was sit, laugh, talk, read, and sun! It was heaven!

Here are the ladies!

We had a blast playing games and cutting up. I think everyone would say, however, that our favorite part was the relaxing and catching up we all got to do! I am so blessed to work with such wonderful women! I can't wait until our next trip!!


Sarah said...

That looks like fun! nothing like a girls trip! (wait I said that in my last comment on here didn't I?) Well its true!

Lauren said...

That lodge looks amazing...and those ladies look hilarious. Especially Marsha. :)