|Hope with her favorite nurse, Oksanna|
Hope was listed today as a 1a for a new heart. I am thankful the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital is willing to provide Hope with the possibility of a longer life with a brand new heart. I was really concerned that it might not happen, but now I know it will. I don't know if it will be today, tomorrow, or 6 months from now, but the perfect heart is waiting for Hope.
As excited we are that Hope will have an opportunity to thrive with a brand new heart, we also know that in order for that to happen, another family will be mourning the death of their child. It is bittersweet and very difficult to comprehend and think about all that goes into receiving a new heart.
Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers as we wait for a new heart. Please keep the family that is generously donating the gift of life to our daughter. We will cherish this heart and protect it with everything we have.