Joseph's Joyful Journey
Joseph is 14 years old and lving life to the fullest with only half a heart.
He was born just after Christmas 2004, a beautiful, big healthy 8lb baby......or so we thought. At just about 12 hours old our hopes and dreams for our first born child were shattered. Joseph was diagnosed with Hypolplastic Left Heart Syndrome has had three open heart surgeries and multiple other procedures.
Joseph is beating all the odds with every beat of his half a heart, he partcipates in swimming, basketball, baseball, soccer and any other challenge that is thrown his way. He has also achieved great things at school academically and in various clubs.
I tell this story because our journey with a CHD has been completely joyful. Yes, there are tough days, and yes tomorrow is never guaranteed to anyone of us but if we could all live life like Joyful Joseph every second we have is worth celebrating.
Mended Little Hearts is such a wonderful community of carers that offer support to families on the CHD journey, without the money raised from campaigns like Roar 'n Run they can not provide the services they do the families in their dire time of need.
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