For some reason, Colin's hole hadn't closed at his one year check, so we were referred again to a heart specialist for more detailed tests and to talk about the possibility of having a surgical patch done. Incredibly, when we went for the appointment with the surgeon a few months later, the updated ultrasound showed the hole had closed! We were so thankful to have avoided surgery!
Not every child with a CHD is as lucky, though. For little Mercer Deal, daughter of designer and maker-mama, Whitney Deal, heart surgery was necessary only days after birth to help correct her CHD. You can read sweet Mercer's story here on Whitney's blog. Having grown up knowing both Whitney and her husband and their families, Mercer's story hit particularly close to home. I cannot imagine how scary that time must have been.
To honor upcoming CHD Awareness Week, Whitney has designed this precious kid's tee:
|image source: Whitney Deal|
I love, love, love the saying! So perfect for this cause. All of the proceeds from the tees go to Mended Little Hearts, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to tiny heart patients and their families. Please be sure to check out the shirts at Whitney's Etsy Shop and support this incredible cause!
**Love and light to all the precious littles and their families dealing with congenital heart defects.**