Wednesday, February 11, 2009

ACH Radiothon

Lucas's story continues to touch many lives. Blake and I have been asked to do a live interview again this year for the annual ACH radiothon.We plan to be as prepared as possible but your prayer will help too... ...

We are scheduled to be on at 9:30 am this Thursday, Feb. 12th.

Also, Angie, Blake's step sister, who is a school nurse and coming up to donate all the money her school has raised the last few months for ACH in honor of Lucas; she just e-mailed and they raised almost $6,000.00 from the kids bringing in change to school. Way to go guys!!

UPDATE: By the time Blake's family from Hamburg arrived to the ACH radiothon they had raised over $8,000.00

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Lucas was born to us 5/10/07 and was soon diagnosed with CHARGE. CHARGE syndrome is a recognizable (genetic) pattern of birth defects which occurs in about one in every 9-10,000 births worldwide. It is an extremely complex syndrome, involving extensive medical and physical difficulties that differ from child to child. Babies with CHARGE syndrome are often born with life-threatening birth defects, including complex heart defects and breathing problems. They spend many months in the hospital and undergo many surgeries and other treatments. Swallowing and breathing problems make life difficult even when they come home. The letters in CHARGE stand for: Coloboma of the eye, Heart defects, Atresia of the choanae, Retardation of growth and/or development, Genital and/or urinary abnormalities, and Ear abnormalities and deafness. Lucas's anomalies included with his case of CHARGE include minor heart defects of ASD and PDA, bilateral choanal atresia repaired at four days old, undescended testes repaired at seven months old, and ear abnormalities; also he has reflux and aspirated while feeding shortly after being born and thus had a G-tube and Nissen Fundoplication at five weeks old. Additionally he has PE tubes, very low muscle tone and facial palsy on his right side. Lucas was diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension at 12 months old. He showed us how to shine through the rain as he lost his bravely fought battle and entered into Heaven on 10/02/08. He was our miracle on earth the 507 days we spent with him. For more information, visit