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Monday, August 23, 2010

Every Heart Has a Story...

Today my good friend and fellow heart mom, Stef, shown below, is hosting a linking blogging thingy. Not sure what to call it, but it is a great way for heart families to connect and share their heart journeys. It is also a great way to spread awareness of the #1 birth defect in our country - Congenital Heart Defects.

Every Heart Has a Story

Every heart is different but one thing's for sure... Every heart has a story! For us, we were "adopted" into this world of CHD's.

Just to catch you up, we began the process of adopting Zach about 2 months before he was born. We took his birth mother, Nora, to several doctors appointments, but never knew that there was a problem with his heart. Rewind to April 29, 2006...

Our family a few hours after Zach's birth --- before we knew there was a problem...

Click here to visit and read the rest of this earlier post telling Zach's heart story...

Now, in August of 2010, I am proud to announce that we are post-Fontan and Zach is doing great! He is an amazing boy who is full of life and smiles for everyone he meets. He has started preschool and is learning new things every day. We are blessed.


  1. Zach is such an inspiration! I love reading about him and all that he's been up to. I hope he is enjoying preschool!

    Glad everything is going so well!!

  2. Hi Pam! I have been reading your blog and also just recently connected with Jesse Smith. Our baby boy was diagnosed with DILV two days after his birth on June 14, 2010. We had the PAB procedure on July 5, 2010 and are now home and working on the weight gain! Please check out our blog at Would love to connect with you and stay in touch since our boys' hearts are so similar! Zach is precious and I am thrilled to see he had a successful Fontan. Praise God! That must be a wonderful feeling. We are just starting this experience and so we are pretty terrified. Field is also our firstborn so we are brand new parents on top of the shock of a CHD.

    Take care and keep in touch!

    Lisa Johnson


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