Please visit this blog to learn about Zoe, a beautiful little girl with Trisomy 18, and her parents, Jen and Greg, who have spent their Thanksgiving holiday in the hospital where Zoe had heart surgery. Despite the prevailing medical opinion that a child with such a diagnosis is "incompatible with life," and despite being told that they would have a hard time finding anyone willing to treat her, Zoe's parents decided that if what threatened Zoe's life might be correctable, she deserved the chance. God brought them into contact with medical professionals willing to treat Zoe, and she had surgery on Tuesday.
However, she has had complications since that time, and is currently in the PICU on a ventilator. My friend Tamara, mom to a "heart baby" (Conner), and someone who follows the story of several babies born with congenital heart defects, can tell you that these surgeries are scary, and things can get complicated ... having absolutely nothing to do with a genetic diagnosis.
Please pray. For Zoe, for her parents, and for her many siblings who are separated from their beloved sister, and worried in the way that only siblings can be. We know, from experience, the great power of prayer, and that God is mightier than scary statistics. May God be glorified in beautiful Zoe's life. And return her, safe, to her family!
The Trisomy 18 Connection
4 weeks ago