Beats for Beckham…a little boy with a heart of gold who needs a miracle

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Feb 2nd

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Normally this post comes together really easy but this week I was having the hardest time trying to figure out what to include. A few months back as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and one of my friends had shared a story posted from the site “Beats for Beckam” and I decided to read it too. This blog is about the Moreno family who are chronicling life with their first born, sweet baby Beckham. When they went for their 20 week ultrasound not only did they find out they were having a baby boy but they also found out there may be something wrong with his heart. A few weeks later Beckham was diagnaosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), meaning only half of his heart developed.

At 12 days old, this little fighter underwent his first open heart surgery but they were able to take him home a couple days later.

Taken from their Beckham’s Story page:

“On April first we admitted Beckham to Children’s due to worrisome symptoms of unusual fussiness and vomiting. An echo of his heart confirmed that his tricuspid valve had severe regurgitation. Within a few hours our son had a cardiac arrest requiring nearly an hour of CPR and ECMO life support. After eight days on ECMO, Beckham underwent open heart surgery to repair his tricuspid valve. This acute change to the tricuspid valve is something no one (on Beckham’s care team at Children’s in Dallas) has ever seen in a child before. We are so thankful for the brilliant, creative skills of Beckham’s surgeon.

The weeks that followed this surgery were filled with times of fear and great hope. We watched and waited for Beckham to heal, wake up, and breathe on his own. Over time we began to see the severe extent of injury his little brain suffered during CPR. Beckham currently does not have a swallow or gag reflex. He also struggles with most basic things like tracking, grabbing, and crying. Without significant improvement in these areas he will not be a candidate for further cardiac intervention. This gives him roughly four to six months to live.

We were able to bring our sweet boy home at the beginning of June. We are hoping for a miracle. We covet your prayers. Thank you for following our story and loving our sweet Beckham.”

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Isn’t this little boy the cutest ever??! I say a little prayer for him every night as well as for Lindsey and Beto and I hope you will too.

This story hit close to my heart because not only do I have 4 little ones but my 2nd youngest was born with a heart defect. In the hospital not one word was uttered about any problems but when we went to our first doctors appointment the doctor was taking extra time on listening to his heart and as we would find out in the coming days, he had 2 holes in his heart. I think the hardest thing a parent could ever hear is that there is  a problem with your child. This sweet couple had also gone through a miscarriage before having Beckham, which I had also and it is such a trying experience it will make you scared to get pregnant again.

There is something about their story that I could not shake. I kept thinking about their family and sweet Beckham so I emailed them and asked if I could share their story. So many others asked how they could help so the family put these shirts together and you can buy one to support Beckham. I am buying one today!

Go here to shop! Today is the LAST day to put your order in so don’t wait. I am also going to buy one for one of my followers so check out my facbeook page today.

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There are so many ways to get involved!

Check out their website here.

February is Heart Awareness month so take a selfie with your RED and hashtag ‪#‎redforbeckham‬y and ‪#‎beatsforbeckham‬ to show your support for this family.

Or check out more ways to get involved here.

I have never met this family but I can tell they are amazing parents trying to navigate this world while taking care of their beautiful little boy, I hope you will continue to follow their story and pray for their family.

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