I was honored to get to spend part of my day with Elizabeth today! We painted crosses and angels and she told about what she does. The cross I picked out today says “Breathe: there is a reason”. My daughter was born with a hole in her diaphragm. Her intestines and other abdominal organs were in her chest cavity and restricting her lung growth. She was immediately sedated in order to rest up for surgery. She needed machines to breathe for her the first couple weeks of her life. Something that we take for granted every day, she couldn’t do on her own. She is almost 3 years old now and has endured 4 surgeries and lots of hospital stays. She is healthy now and can breathe just like the rest of us. She was put on this Earth to be my hero. She is the reason I am starting my own company to help families who have gone through similar situations.
Thank you Elizabeth for everything you do and for flying all the way to Indiana to spend the day with us!