Almost eighteen months ago, Sadie Thies was born. Then she almost died. Of a broken heart.
Her life is a testament to God's grace, her parent's strength, and the wonders of modern medicine. Not only did Sadie fight to survive her congenital hear defect, she took that bad boy down to Chinatown and kicked it's ass from here to next Sunday. She's a nutty gal with the biggest eyes I've ever seen and an amazing talent for fit-pitching. Glad she made it through her ordeal; I predict that some day she either try to beat Little A up or kiss him. Or maybe both.
Feb 7-14 is national Congenital Heart Defect awareness week, and I'm supporting Kim (Sadie's mom and an old friend) by sticking a link in my sidebar through the month of February to hopefully raise some awareness about CHD. I had no idea until Kim educated me that more kids have CHD than do Downs Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, hearing loss, or Sickle Cell anemia. I am forever thankful that the worst I've suffered with Little A's health is a few colds and the typical boy-related injuries.
Anyway, check out the link to the CHD Information Network. Learn a little something, will ya?