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Make Difference Monday {9}

We had a wonderful weekend!
I'll share more on that tomorrow along with few pictures.

Today I want y'all to meet Annabelle.

Annabelle was born on July 20, 2010.
Annabelle was born with a variation of HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome,) her official diagnosis is an unbalanced AVSD (Atrioventricular Septal Defect) with a hypoplastic left heart and aorta. Basically, instead of one valve to the right ventricle and one to the left, she has a whole in between them which make them one big valve. On top of that, it is "unbalanced" meaning the one big valve is more over the right ventricle than the left, which caused limited bloodflow to the left ventricle, thus the hypoplastic left heart and aorta.
Due to this Annabelle has been aunable to leave the hospital. She has been in the hospital 279 days.
On April 9, 2011 Annabelle received a heart transplant.  She is now recovering and so far her new heart is working well.

They are anxoiusly waiting for the day they can all be at home together!

When I read Annabelle's story HERE I knew right away I wanted to do something for Annabelle.
I emailed Krista (her Mom) and asked if Annabelle needed anything.
She said Annabelle could use just about anything, as they are preparing to go home for the first time ever.
As you can imagine with Mom being at the hospital with Annabelle there isn't time for shopping.
Annabelle needs summer clothes.  Mom thinks something that opens easilyin the front would be wonderful since she will have tons of doctors appointments. I am going to make her some summery kimono shirts and skirts. I believe she will need 12-18 months size. I  will post a pattern hopefully tomorrow for a kimono top in 12-18 months size. 

I hope you will join me in making something for Annabelle!


Буба said...

Hi, Nancy! I'm too far away to be able to actually help, but just wanted to say that I was very touched by that little girl's story and that I will be praing for Annabelle and her family!
It is so nice of you to do something for her and I hope many more crafty ladies will join you in that effort!
I am sending all my possitive energy to Annabelle and to all the wonderful people like you out there, who make me belive in the good in humanity!

Back Porch Blessings said...

Hi Nancy, I also live far away but would love to help with handmade clothing for her that I could mail. Plz let me know if that would be ok and an address n exact size. Will be praying for this family.

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

Ok--I am ready! I will watch for your pattern and then plan to make something too--thanks for the opportunity!

Lisa H. (Sewing or Something) said...

I linked and am making something!

Krista Phillips said...

I'm sorry, it's been SO crazy here I didn't get a chance to comment! THANK YOU so much for featuring Annabelle!! I appreciate it SO SO very much!! We hope to be getting out of the hospital in the next week or two... maybe by her 10 month birthday???!!!??? We're praying it is so!

Again, THANK YOU so very much!