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, February 17, 2011


...to spend more time being busy doing things I love.

Photography - I want to get better.  I want do do more than get better, I want to get good... really good... good enough make money at photography, because I truly love it.

Pampered Chef - I want to be a consultant.  I am going to be a consultant - already in the works!  Again, something I love and I would like to make some extra money with it, because I love it!

I am inspired to find some new sources of income.  As I look to the many changes our future brings and plan to grow a family (in the future) I would like to be able to supplement what we have now and possibly later rely on some things (i.e. Pampered Chef and Photography) to allow me to have a more flexible schedule so that I might make a wonderful home for my family and spend more time with them too!

I think it's time to pursue dreams and make it happen.


Sarah said...

Go for it! I think its wonderful to pursue dreams and ideas!

Valerie said...

You know what I've always told you: follow your heart! Go for it.