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In July 1960, at the age of two weeks, my great-aunt came over and suggested that my mom and dad take me to the family doctor the next day. When they did, it was discovered that I had some type of problem with my heart. Since we lived in a small town, the doctor recommended that we go to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Two days later, the doctors explained to my parents that I was considered to be a “Blue Baby” that people had heard about. There was a structural problem with my heart that was causing the low-oxygen saturation, which was making me turn blue. They also explained that they did not do surgery on children so small and that I needed to go home and grow. In that discussion they also said that I would probably not live to be a month old. Well, by God’s grace, I did live!! At the age of three months I went into distress. If the surgery was not performed I would probably die. On the other hand, if I would probably not live through the surgery. So, they let my parents carry me to the operating room a few days later, knowing that this was probably the last time they would see me alive. For the complete story find my book about growing up congenital, In a Heartbeat, on the CHD Awareness Shop.
By God’s grace, I have lived to be 55 years old. Through miracle after miracle God brought us from “she won’t live to be a month old” to my dad becoming a pastor, my three heart surgeries, and my five bouts of Septal Bacterial Endocarditis. My life currently involves being a wife, a mom, an Ambassador for the Adult Congenital Heart Association and a volunteer for the Kids at Heart program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, including Camp Braveheart. Yep! God has plans for me, alright! I have been so blessed!
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