Support Wyatt’s Warriors & the Hopebuilders 5K benefiting Levine Children’s Hospital!
In the spring of 2012, just 20 weeks into our pregnancy, we received the devastating news that our son, Wyatt, would be born with three congenital heart defects. Aortic Coarctation, a Bicuspid Aortic Valve and an Atrial Septal Defect.
Because of the early diagnosis, we were able to plan for Wyatt’s surgery and treatment prior to his birth. Dr. Benjamin Peeler, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Levine Children’s Hospital, carefully walked us through all of our options. Wyatt was born on September 12, 2012 and less than two weeks later, Dr. Peeler performed surgery to repair his Aortic Coarctation. After 9 days, we were able to bring our sweet baby boy home where he has continued to inspire us with his bravery and sweet spirit ever since.
We will be forever indebted to Levine Children’s Hospital for the care and support that we received while there. I am 100% certain that Wyatt would not be where he is today- a thriving and healthy toddler- if we did not have access to such an amazing hospital. Today we raise funds to support other patients at LCH by participating in the annual HopeBuilders 5K. Our team members have collectively raised over $5,000.00 for the hospital to help ensure that other families receive the same compassionate care where they need it most- close to home.
The 2015 HopeBuilders 5k & Stroller Roller is Saturday, October 10 – it is a beautiful course that starts at the hospital and goes through Myers Park. We would be honored if you would join Wyatt’s Warriors that morning to run, walk or push a stroller (we’ll be doing a little of all 3)! Just click on “Register as an Individual” on the right hand side of the page.
If you are unable to make it but would like to make a donation to help us reach our goal – click on “Support Jason” located on the right hand side of the page.
We are so incredibly thankful for each and every one of our family and friends that have prayed for, loved and supported our little family since Wyatt was born.
He has come so far since surgery!
Happy Heart Day – 2014!
2013 Team Wyatt’s Warriors!
2014 Team Wyatt’s Warriors!