Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AHA Faces of Heart Fest at the Nashville Zoo

Faces of Heart Fest can only mean one's almost American Heart Association Heart Walk time.  We love kicking off this time of year by getting to see all of our heart friends at the annual Faces of Heart Fest. I am so glad AHA started this annual event at the Nashville Zoo.  It is great to catch up with everyone and the kids love the face painting, bounce house, and running around with their heart friends. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yearly Cardiology Appointment

You would think after years of cardiology appointments, I would no longer be nervous of this  appointment.  However, that is not always the case.  It always hits me the night before or the day of the appointment.  The reality of it all sets in and I pray and pray that everything will look great and we will hear those wonderful words of "see you next year".  

Thankfully, that is exactly what we were told.  Cain was a champ and did great during his checkup.  Probably our easiest appointment yet.  We finally heard the great words from his cardiologist that Cain looks great and we don't have to be seen again until next year.  As he grows, the day will come for his stent to be widened.  Thankfully...that day hasn't come yet so for today...I'll breathe a huge sigh of relief and be thankful for another wonderful checkup.  

Cain kept saying he wanted to see his bones so his nurse pulled up an old xray of his. 

Loved getting to run into Nadia today. She was at the hospital delivering cakes and cookies to the staff in honor of her turning 5 yesterday. Love both of these kiddo's so much!!! Hard to believe between the two of them they have undergone 8 open heart surgeries. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Balloon Release

Finishing out CHD Awareness Week (Feb. 7th-14th) with a balloon release to honor those living with congenital heart defects and those who have gone before us WAY too soon.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

AHA International Stroke Convention

Proud to be able to volunteer at the American Heart Association International Stroke Convention which was held in Nashville this week. Hard to explain how much the Support Network means to me personally. Can't wait to watch it grow and be a resource to many.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spent today celebrating a very special boys 6th birthday. He's been through more than any 6 year old should ever have to go through. He really is my miracle that I thank God for every single day. You sure wouldn't know by looking at him today that he wasn't even breathing when he was born. That moment still haunts me to this day. But look at him now!!! Full of life and one of the sweetest boys I've ever known!