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, July 16, 2011

Go Braves!!!!!

I love going to ball games!
Baseball doesn't really hold my attention very long on TV, but take me to the ball park and get me a cold beer (or lately a frozen lemonade, lol) and peanuts and I could watch baseball all day! 

Chris and I love to go to Atlanta to see the Braves play and my brother Ken and him have been scheming a trip!  Since we were in Chattanooga already for the 4th, we decided to head to Atlanta for a night game on the 5th!  We had SO. MUCH. FUN.

My sister-in-law works at Suntrust (a big time sponsor of the Braves) and she got to hand pick our tickets, so we had great seats right beside first base!

It was baby's first ball game (lol).

We saw 2 home runs and the Braves won by 2 which made the trip even more fun!

This is a trip we will definitely make again!  Hopefully in the fall when the weather is cooler!



Allyson said...

How fun!!! I'm working on a blog post about us going to the Smokies game (the Knoxville version of the Lookouts), but the Braves are much more important and a much better ballgame to watch! Wow!

Ashley said...

So fun! I love Braves games! And you are looking great! Hope you're feeling good. : )