“I wouldn’t be able to sleep if I was anywhere else.”
Doctors knew that Danielle and Eddie’s unborn son, Eddy, had a heart condition. Before he was even born, the hometown care team in Virginia feared they would not be able to support Eddy when he was born. He needed expert care hours away in Cincinnati.
When Eddy was born, their worst fears were realized when they learned he actually had TWO rare heart conditions. He would need three surgeries to save his life, but that was if he could grow strong enough to get through them.
Eddy was air lifted to Cincinnati. Handing him to the flight care team was the first and only time his mom has been able to hold him since he was born. His parents drove all night to get to his bedside, leaving their six other children behind.
Eddy has had his first surgery, but cannot have any more until he gets stronger. Until then, his family will be right next door in their room in our House. Danielle shared:
“Eddy had three infections when we got to Cincinnati. When you don’t know what’s going to happen, everything seems so far away.
That’s why it was a blessing as soon as the House called with a room for us. I’m scared to leave the hospital sometimes, but because we’re so close, it’s ok because if they do call, I can get there real quick.
I want people to know how thankful I am. We didn’t know how this journey was going to go. We didn’t know we were going to have to come here. When they told us, we were in a different state and we didn’t have any family close by. This House has helped us take a lot off of our shoulders like where we are going to sleep, keeping us so close to him so we can make sure he’s ok at all times. I wouldn’t be able to sleep if I was anywhere else.”
Thank you for helping us give Eddy’s family the support they need.