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, April 4, 2011


We did it!
I never got nervous.
I didn't even cry.
It was perfect.
I am married to a real fairy tale prince!

The day couldn't have been more beautiful.
Lily was adorable and the best maid of honor!

The ceremony was everything I wanted it to be.
The vows were perfect and genuine,
they were said with heart felt conviction.
We became a family.

This man.
I am still speachless.
...and breathless.
He is wonderful.

I have never felt more at peace or such great happiness.

My heart is at home.

I will post more, but at the moment I am just enjoying life.  My mom has documented this weekend wonderfully and you can visit her blog. Click here to see.


MELDUST said...

i have chills reading your post. You looked gorgeous - sounds like it was a perfect day. I LOVE the picture of you two's hands on Lily. I wish you guys ALL the best!!! Are you going on a honeymoon?

Allyson said...

I agree with Melissa--love the pictures of your two hands on Lily!! It looked so perfect! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Valerie said...

Thought I was finished with the te ars of joy, but you have brought them out again! It was one of the most precious weddings of which I've ever been a part. I love you all!

Lindsay said...

I'm so happy for you! You looked beautiful - those pics are awesome! Congrats!!