July 3, 2012

One year ago today Katelyn was given her precious gift. We are so proud of our little fighter, and so thankful she was given her second chance.

We had a little celebration for her today, complete with a heart shaped cake, balloons and a princess tiara!

She has come so far in the last year and she’s doing really well. She’s walking all over the place and has even started running. She says several words, the newest being “COOKIE!!!” (haha).

Recently she’s had some issues with her already low immune system that has landed her in the doctor’s office more often than we care for, but she doesn’t let it keep her down.

As always we appreciate your prayers that she continues to thrive, and these issues with her immune system are just a tiny bump in the road.

Here’s a few pictures from her celebration today.

Her cake, that she grabbed a bit off the side when I wasn’t expecting it! Little stinker.
These are her special gifts, we bought her a charm bracelet with a heart charm, she got an engraved locket from Momay, Papa, Uncle Scott and Uncle Craig, a bracelet from Grandpa, pretty new clothes from Grammy and (you can see two pictures above) her quilt in the background is from a group of mommy’s friends
The light blue candle we lit today for her angel.
We did a balloon release to honor her donor.
What a difference a year makes!!
And Braden got some special gifts too for being the Best Big Brother 🙂



About katelynsmarathon

Our blog follows the journey of our sweet baby girl, Katelyn Mae. She was born April 14, 2011. At 5 weeks old she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and we were informed she would need a heart transplant. We were transferred to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. On Sunday, July 3rd we received the life changing call that a heart was available for our princess. Katelyn is absolutely thriving with her new heart and we are eternally thankful for the miracle workers we call her doctors, and the donor family that gave the gift of life to our Kate.
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4 Responses to July 3, 2012

  1. Stacy says:

    I love the celebration! Happy heartaversary Katelyn! I may have to steal your balloon idea in January for Ben’s heartaversary 🙂

  2. Sherry and Steve Allison says:

    Happy Heartaversary sweet Katelyn!!! You are such a special child and God has blessed you with the best parents ever. Your life will be wonderful and we can’t wait to see how you grow and develope into a life that no doubt GOD has prepared for you. Thanks for sharing your special day with us. Congratulations on a mighty feet!!!

  3. Angie Tidwell says:

    What a Blessing she is! God is Good, All the Time!!

  4. valerie says:

    wow, you have come such a long way little Katelyn, everyone has prayed for you since you story posted , everyone is thankful you got you heart, and God was happy to get a new angel in heaven, the one who gave you a heart, what a wonderful gift. you are beautiful, and you are a blessing

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