calling all miracles

August 9, 2007
Ethan disguised as Optimus Prime during one of our hospital visits.

As many of you know, my nephew Ethan has been in the hospital for almost a year waiting for a heart, and today they may have found one.

The heart is being flown in as I type this & he is scheduled for surgery at 1pm today.

Please keep him in your thoughts, prayers, hopes and wishes today that the heart is a match and the surgery goes well. And please also remember the donor’s family; they’re giving such a precious gift to Ethan. Thank you.

Update: Ethan did get the heart! They performed surgery late Thursday night, and as of about midnight it was all over, he was moved to a room in the ICU and his new heart was pumping on its own. It’s really so amazing.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I think they’re working. I’m guessing the next few days are critical, so I’m continuing to stay hopeful.


  1. liz says:

    all fingers and toes are crossed for Ethan, thinking of you and yours… sending all the positive energy in the universe his way.

  2. becky says:

    my heart and thoughts are with Ethan and his family…he looks like he’s ready to take on the world! good strong vibes are coming his way ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  3. Melanie says:

    Christine, I am praying for Ethan and your family! He looks brave. I’ll bet he can beat anything.

  4. lisa s says:

    oh i hope ethan makes a speedy and full recovery and is soon running around outside as he should!!!

  5. tracy says:

    oh that’s soo exciting! I wish him & your family all the best!

  6. Mam'zelle Lulu says:

    He looks like such a cute little boy :)
    I hope everything’s gonna be fine !

  7. Ky says:

    yayyyyyyyyyy!! wishing ethan a speedy recovery, sending along the healing vibes =)

  8. Christine says:

    Oh my goodness! How wonderful! I’m keeping him in my thoughts and crossing my fingers that he have a speedy and successful recovery!

  9. mati says:

    wonderful news! xoxoxo

  10. Serena says:

    Oh hooray! Hooray!!

  11. sarah says:

    I hope things are going well! Looking forward to hearing some good news!

  12. Chookooloonks says:

    Just found you via Superhero Andrea. Hoping that everything went well!

  13. Sarah says:

    That is such wonderful news!

  14. jenny says:

    that’s amazing! (and what a cool picture of him too! hehe) thinking good thoughts for you and yours…xo

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