Eli starts Kindergarten the week after Labor Day. I look at him in pure amazement with what he's been through. Two open heart surgeries, three cath procedures- nothing stops this kid. And wow- is he ready for school! My once shy boy now introduces himself to kids at his new school- I'm in shock!
Our family continues to prioritize advocating for families like ours with congenital heart disease, and Saturday, Sept 22 is the Conquering CHD Walk. But we can't go. Why? Not because of sickness, but because of every day kid normalcy-- Eli is playing soccer! And even though we can't attend, the families that are supported by Pediatric Congenital Heart Association- still need hope and encouragement. Please consider a donation to the Walk- my hope is that we can still attend after his soccer game!