Learn About Callie's Journey with CHD

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Callie was born with an extremly rare, complex congenital heart defect, Hypoplastic Right Heart, Pulmonary Atresia with an Intact Ventricular Septum, MAPCA’s, Pulmonary vein stenosis. Currently she has had 11 heart surgeries,15 heart caths & over 30 blood transfusions.All of her surgeries have been performed at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in California by one of the best surgeons in the world, Dr. Frank Hanley.This blog is dedicated to her and her journey as a survivor with Congenital Heart Disease.Her battle is by no means over but we take one day at a time and rejoice in ALL the good times. Please join us in praying for our sweet girl.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

We had a nice Thanksgiving with family and enjoy lots of yummy food;)
Callie had the privilege of riding a horse for the 1st time ever!! She was so exicited about this:)

She had no fear at all and couldn't wait to jump on!

Callie being silly with her Daddy

Callie has been doing great and I am so very grateful. We are happy she is home and doing so well, thankful Thanksgiving was spent with family and not in the hospital.

I think daily about Callie's upcoming trip to California and everything she will go through, Will and I both dread it and wish we didn't haveto take her! But, I am hopeful this surgery will be her Glenn and she can have a break and be surgery free for a couple of years! ( which will be the 1st time in her life)

As many of you know, these frequent trips to California are very hard on our family not only emotional but financially. If anyone has any frequent flyer miles that they are not using and would like to pass on, we would very much appreciate them to buy Will's plane ticket.

As always thank you for lifting Callie up in prayer! Please continue to pray with us, that the Lord will prepare her little body for this upcoming surgery in January.


  1. Wow- she looks fantastic! So happy she is doing well. Sorry to hear she has to come back to CA so soon. :( We just had a four day stay at LPCH for pneumonia and that was bad enough...but, hopefully she gets to make this her last surgery for a while! I have some United miles that I probably won't use for anything important, but not enough for a flight. If someone has some that can be combined with them, I will be happy to give them to you. You can email me for the specifics. bk2nocal@gmail.com

  2. Hi! I'm Imaya. I saw you on the news and I wanted to learn more about your journey. I just wanted you to know I belong to Humble Harvest Ministries and you should come on the website we would love if you joined us!