The 2nd I found out I was pregnant with my oldest, Maria, I was scared. It was not what I expected when your 19 working on finally being an independent adult. Then when the day came when she was born the fear got 10 times for everyone. 3 hours after she was born she had to be transferred to Cincinnati Children’s because she started to turn blue. We found out that her the right side to her heart didn’t develop. Her Pulmonary Artery was under develop and she also had a small whole. At just 8 days old she had to have open heart surgery and almost didn’t make it through. Her blood had a hard time regulating and it they had put in a surgical balloon for in her whole. Two days later the blood in her shunt they put in her heart clotted and again a couple days after that they had to give her cardiac massage. After that though she started to get better and was finally able to home. She also had to have 2 other open heart surgeries when she was 6 months and 3 years old. For the first 3 years of her life she was in and out of the hospital, from even the littlest cold. Her doctors weren’t sure if she’d see her first birthday. They also said she wouldn’t be able to do sports and be as active as others kids during her childhood. Than after her last surgery when she was 3 everything changed. Her Pulmonary Artery grew to its normal size and the whole closed. They basically created the right part of her heart and is now able in be a normal 9 year old girl. She even got to do cheer this past year in school and seeing for preform at the cheer compaction was beautiful. For so long we told she wouldn’t be able do that stuff yet here she is beating the odds. Right know Maria is at a camp for other kids with heart conditions and she has a huge passion for the Lord. In fact she told me to keep making videos because I help people learn about the Lord. My 9 year old said this to me all by herself when I was doubting myself. She said “Mommy your doing a good thing people are learning about the Lord from you.” She is living proof that he heals the brokenhearted and miracles are real.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.-Psalm 147:3