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!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Chris and I are addicted to Words With Friends on our phones.  :-)  At any given time we have 3 or 4 games going just between the two of us!  With all of our interest, Lily wanted to know what was up?  We showed her and now she uses Chris' phone to play me! lol.  She's so smart anyway and her skills are improving with practice, so the other night we broke out the scrabble board!

 It was a family affair!  Lots of words, lots of spell check (lol), and lots of laughs!  Lily made sure Ava Grace was included - she loves to hold her now!

We put lots of thought into our game and all three tried our best, and guess what?!?!? 

Lily beat me!  Fair and square!!!!  How about that?

It's a new family favorite!


Sarah said...

Hooray! Another Scrabble player in the family! Grandmommy will love playing Scrabble with Lily!

Allyson said...

So fun! And love that AG was involved! :) I love Words with Friends, too! My name is Allylouhughes if you want a new opponent! :)