September 29, 2011
Note from Luke's mother:
You and your school have been on my heart lately, feeling so
grateful for all your love and support for your sparrow, Luke
Believe it or not, that little baby is now 4 1/2! And he's a big
brother! We had Laney Jennifer May 17 of this year and praise
the Lord, she has a healthy heart! Our family thinks of St.
Monica's often and how incredible that experience was for us,
and how much of a blessing the financial support was.
Luke is doing very well and besides a heart catheterization last
summer, has needed no surgical intervention since his open heart
surgery in August of 2007. He still does need one more open
heart surgery, but we are likely still a year or two away from
that. He is a funny boy with lots of opinions and he started
Pre-K this year.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
Jesse, Roger, Luke and Laney
Luke’s Story –
Luke’s mother (Jesse Smith) was
pregnant when they discovered that he would be born with a
heart defect. It appeared to be surgically correctible
through a series of operations; but until he was born,
little would be known about how many procedures, and whether
they would have to start immediately, or they could wait a
few weeks or months.
Luke was born to Jesse & Roger Smith on January 9th,
2007 at 12:14pm, weighing 7lbs, 4oz.