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!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Busy Summer Days...

We have had quite the summer so far, and we are only two weeks in!  We have had play dates, swimming, cook outs, softball, and lots of time playing the gym!  I have managed to leave my camera at home for almost ALL of those events, but there are a few pictures I snagged!  :-)

 Lily's very first softball practice was this past week!  :-)  She did great, even the the extreme heat!  She is really excited about playing softball this year, which is a first for all of us!

 Her favorite part is batting and she's pretty darn good at it, too!

She did great at her first practice!

We have also had open gym 5 mornings a week!  This is a summer program run by Rutherford County Recreation Department!  Chris has been running his gym for years!  It's a great FREE program where kids can come play games and basketball and jump rope, etc from 8-12 Monday - Friday... did I mention it's FREE! 

 Lily loves it!
This year, our school also qualified for and got to be a part of the Summer Feeding Program.  So every kid that comes under the age of 18 gets breakfast and lunch for free as well!!!  :-)  What a great program!

 Lily is growing like a weed and becoming more coordinated!  She is working on learning how to dribble a basketball!

She has also figured out how to jump rope too!  She is up to 11 jumps in a row!

We are having a VERY active and FUN summer! 


Valerie said...

Ya'll are going to turn that girl into a jock-ette yet!