Rudy pt. 2 / by KR


Rudy is home!
Originally uploaded by zinkwazi.
Last fall I posted a poem about Rudy, born with HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome). The journey this kid has been through since he took his first breath... well, it's enough for two lifetimes. He's had heart surgery, his lungs poked and prodded, wires, tubes, and now has a trach. Did I mention he's only a bit over 6 months old?

Greg Lawler went back to UCLA medical to shoot Rudy's last day in the hospital and his journey home for the first time in Rudy's short life. He made a video of the shoot that is about 9:00 minutes long, and worth every minute. Especially watch for the last minute or so as Rudy is held and adored by his sister and brothers. Go watch the Video HERE.