Saturday, July 05, 2008
Sharing The Love
I received an award from my dear, blogging friend at The Fritz Facts! Thank you so very much!
This beautiful award was created by Crystal, blogger of Memoirs Of A Mommy. She wanted to honor the organ donor who saved her son Noah's life. Her son was born with a congenital heart defect known as Critical Aortic Stenosis. He also had an Abnormal Mitral Valve.
This subject hits extremely close to home for me. My son, W., was also born with a congential heart defect, known as Transpostion Of The Great Arteries as well as an ASD. He was operated on when he was only 5 days old.
W.'s surgery was a corrective one and he did not need a transplant, as did Noah. We did, however, become friendly with the family who had a child in the bed next to W. Their son had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He received many surgeries to repair his heart, however, they were unsuccessful. He eventually received a heart transplant. Unfortunately, due to complications of pneumonia, he passed away. We will never forget that little boy and the family we bonded with during such a difficult time.
A.J., this award is for you! I will pass it along and every time I see it on some one's blog, I will think of you.
That being said, would Maria, Shauna, and Jamie please accept this award? All you need to do is pass it along to someone you love!