Thursday, February 5, 2009

Leighton Harper gets a new heart today!

This is a big day for Leighton Harper and his family. He was born on August 27th, 2008 and has spent his whole sweet little life in a hospital room ever since. He has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He has had his ups and downs and his loving parents have kept extraordinarly positive during these months and have barely left his side. When they had to, Leighton was left in the care of his grandparents, and of course, the remarkable staff at ACH in Little Rock, Arkansas. As we waits for his new heart to arrive, he is having his aortic arch repaired. Since his arch was so tiny they apparently had no choice but to replace it so that Leighton would not have any blood flow restrictions in his new heart.

I'm calling on all grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles of heart babies and anyone else reading this blog to please say a special little prayer today for the Harper family... for Leighton's surgery to be a success and for the continued peace and strength his family will need to get through this ordeal.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



Andrea said...

You always make me cry! I'm so glad that Leighton got his heart. And my heart aches for the family who lost their baby, but choose to give life to another child.

grammie said...

Congrats to your family for their strenght...
Prayers are with you.

Linda Virtue said...

I just saw this today....I am his Nana!! He is doing do well and melts my heart daily. Thanks for this beautiful post.

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