Well, the big day has finally arrived. It's time to meet Ms. Zoe and introduce her to the world. We're both extremely nervous and excited to meet our little girl. We reported to CHOP this morning at 7:00 a.m. to start the induction process. They will start the Pitocin in a few hours, which will jump-start labor. Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers for a smooth delivery with no complications. We will update sporadically throughout the days and weeks to come.
On May 11, 2010, our family grew from three to four. Our little miracle child, Zoe Madison, entered the world. She was born with a severe congenital heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Fifteen hours after birth, Zoe underwent her first open heart surgery. Her second open heart surgery took place on September 14, 2010. And her final staged cardiac reconstruction in August of 2013. She has half a functioning heart, which was mended by Dr. Thomas Spray at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Yes, we traveled over 2,000 miles to obtain the best possible care.
As small and young as she is, Zoe is the new foundation to our family. She gives us strength and reminds us, everyday, how precious life is.
Please join us and share in our journey. I'm certain Zoe will continue to inspire you, as she has us and hundreds of lives already.
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