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After writing almost every day for a month, I am finally ready to share my story about Jason. Jason was the child I had seven years after I was married. He was born with a serious congenital heart defect called “Transposition of the Great Vessels.” As with most heart defects, his was “one of a kind.” I was told only one in ten thousand children have a defect as complicated as his. He had surgery when he was two and a half months old. He had another one when he was five. He died following that surgery. Continue reading

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I am so eager to share Susan’s letter. Remember, she has not read any of my blog posts, recently. I have to print them out for her because she cannot use a computer; due to her headaches. I had just recently asked her to share her thoughts with me; about how we met and the experience of attending Jason’s funeral. I am not changing one word of her letter: Continue reading

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