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!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ladies day at the lake!

Every year my friends Jerri and Doug take us out on the lake for a ladies day!

We have so much fun sunning and swimming and tubing and knee boarding...

...I could LIVE at the lake during the summer! There is nothing like fun on the water! The only thing better is being at the beach and we sure don't have one of those here in Tennessee!

Doug and Jerri!

Two of our very good friends!

They are SO. MUCH. FUN.

And boy, have we been through a lot together!!

Thanks for a great day Jerri and Doug!

I can't wait to do our evening cruise!