So just short of a year ago I posted a poem and a small bit on Rudy, wee one born with HLHS.

Well, Rudy is about to turn 1!

Which, in case you don't think that is anything to celebrate, go and read what this little guy has been through. He's had more surgical procedures in the first 6 months of his life than most people will have in a lifetime. And he's smiling alive today. October 1st is his birthday, and to see how excited he is go HERE.


these tubes and tape

and wires

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