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The World’s Happiest Toddler?

It was during the 20 week scan of my third pregnancy that my little girl’s heart defects were first detected. I had two healthy sons, Kaiden (4) and Bayley (2), but being told that my third child had a severe heart condition and would need full open heart surgery was truly devastating. Our whole world…

Jake’s story

Jake was born by emergency C-section on 2nd October 2013 and my husband Sam and I couldn’t have been happier to finally meet our little boy. Day one of parenthood past without incident and, ignoring that the three of us were naturally exhausted and emotional, all appeared well as we went through the usual midwife checks.

Grace and Honey – Surgery Day – Part 4 

Finally, Honey was going to have the surgery she so desperately needed. As we packed our suitcases for the week, we said our goodbyes to Honey’s two big sisters, neither of whom realised that this could be the last time they see their baby sister. But I knew, and so did the rest of the…

Grace and Honey – Part 2 

After the devastating diagnosis over the Christmas period, I was ready to pack away every decoration and shred of the festivities before the New Year arrived. I felt sick looking at it all – the happiness and fun that we should of all enjoyed, had now turned into a dark and worrying trauma.

Meet Grace and Honey Brown – Part 1 

Welcome to our new guest blogger – Grace Brown. Grace’s youngest daughter, Honey, is 3 months old and is awaiting heart surgery for a congenital heart defect. Grace will be telling her family’s story over the next few weeks – here she gives us the background to Honey’s condition: