Long story short...... I was a stay-at-home of three beautiful, helathy children. When my 4th child was born, I was not expecting any "surprises"...However, he was quickly taken from me so the pediatrician could check on him.
As I waited with my family for him to return to take pictures with the other 3 kids in matching outfits, I was brought a picture of him and told that he was needing more extensive care than they could provide. I had the choice of Big Baptist or Arkansas Chidren's Hospital (ACH). Well, ACH was my choice, hands down!
Although this day did not start out or finish as I expected, it would forever change our lives and unbeknownst to me, it would impact a lot of other lives as well. When Carbin was 5 weeks old, he had to be admitted for his first open-heart surgery. They could not complete their surgery at this time due to his small pulmonary arteries, so he went in for his second open-heart surgery when he was 5 months old.
Corbin was chosen to be an Ambassador for ACH last year and has witnessed to many through this traumatic life event. Today, he is healthy, happy, hilarious, and so full of life. You would never know he had been through all of that unless you see his scar (which he will proudly show you)
I can't thank ACH enough for fixing his little heart and allowing us many opportunities to return the favor by helping ACH in any way we can. I try to participate in the Radiothon and be a Change Angel. My kids submit Christmas card designs every year and we even had one published last year!
I love to run and it is a wonderful thing when I can help raise money AND run. Please donate to my page to help me help ACH. We are so priveleged to have such an outstanding hospital right here in our city. Donate today and keep other families' hopes alive!
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