Born with half a heart, not expected to live

When we discovered that our unborn son had only half a heart, our lives were turned upside down. Our family would have to relocate interstate for his lifesaving surgery, and we knew our lives would never be the same again.

We were right! It was life changing.

When Sam was born and we met our little warrior, we discovered what true courage was. Sam has survived two open heart surgeries and a myriad of other hospital stays, but you would never know it by looking at him.

Now a thriving and active two year old, there is no stopping him. Our little boy has overcome the odds, and lives each day with a passion that we all aspire to have.

When we were faced with Sam’s heart condition before his birth, I had people tell me to my face that they would have chosen to terminate their baby. Now they look at him, and feel ashamed. Each child is a gift, no matter how long you may hold them, no matter what challenges you may face. Miracles happen; Sam is the living proof. There is always hope.

By Nicole


Posted on

November 8, 2016

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