Vanessa & Jesi
Our beautiful baby cousin, Cadence Marie Holten, was born June 13, 2011. Cadence was born with a serious heart defect and underwent open heart surgery July 27. She remains in the ICU at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, WI during her recovery. The heart surgery seems successful, however, she has been faced with additional challenges such as a paralyzed vocal cord, a side effect of the surgery, making it difficult for her to eat and swallow. Cadence can’t wait to get back home to Eau Claire with her amazing parents and 4-year-old big brother!