It was 5 years ago this Mother's Day that one of my sweet, little babes received a heart transplant.
Addison’s parents will never forget the moment they learned their newborn was in a desperate fight for her life. She was just three weeks old. As a heart-lung machine kept her alive, doctors at BC Children’s Hospital scrambled to figure out why her heart was in failure. Within 72 hours after arriving in the ER, Addison was listed at the top of the transplant list. Then just two days later, her mom and dad got the call – a heart was available for their daughter. Addison received her second chance at life on Mother’s Day 2011.
Having just attended the birth of Addison's little sister Charlie, I can tell you that Addison is a thriving, full of life, beautiful girl! This child and her family inspire me and I feel blessed to have been able to be their doula.
To read more about Addison's journey click here or check out their family blog. Currently there are 562 people waiting for a transplant in BC alone. Visit Transplant BC to learn more about organ donation and giving the gift of life.
Happy 5th ♥ Anniversary Addison!