Outstandingly and Extraordinarily
As I think of ways to best describe Maddox’s life, I couldn’t think of a better way to explain it other than an acronym using the word MIRACLE. Miracle in itself is such a powerful word with a definition that makes my heart smile as I read it:
Webster’s defines the word “miracle” as:
On July 11, 2014, a baby, named Maddox, began her extraordinary journey. Just 11 days after she was born, she had her first surgery – a stomach surgery, and we spent the first 7 weeks of her life in the NICU. We knew she had partial atrial ventricular septal defect that would need to be repaired, but cardiologists determined she would be able to go home and face open heart surgery a little later. We returned in May 2015 for her first open heart surgery and in October 2015 for her second open heart surgery.
Other than the fact that Maddox was a huge fan of music. The words of the nurses from the OR when they would call to tell us Maddox had done beautifully each of those 2 times was MUSIC TO MY EARS.
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