Friday, October 12, 2012


Tin Man Flynn

I've met Trey while browsing through Life of Dad posts. A little later, after chatting with him there, I found out he had a blog, so I headed over and found out about Holden, his son, who was born with a congenital heart defect.

I don't think of myself as ever being able to deal with serious health problems affecting anyone I love, but no one is, I guess. Still, we do what we have to do, and as the video below shows, Trey and his wife have been doing a great job coping and helping their kid. Reading a recent blog post, it appears as though the worst part is behind them, but they're still very much involved with the CHD community. I've looked at Trey's Twitter feed, and some of the updates there are encouraging, while others are heart-breaking.

Trey and his wife hope the video (which was made by the children's hospital, where their son was treated) can help other parents. Here are their own words, followed by the video:

Chances are, someone your friends or family might know might have just been told their child will be born with a CHD. We hope that this video has passed on the idea that there is a lot to be positive about during a tough situation. That positivity we’ve carried with us the last 10 months has been our GREATEST weapon.


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  2. Deleted because I botched the English language. Thank you so much for sharing our story.

    1. It's a great story. And happy birthday to Holden!

  3. Trey is one of my favourite LODers and a great guy. I'm glad to hear things seem to be going well with Holden!



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