I loved the challenge of this book and I'm very grateful to Juana for asking me to make it. I couldn't wait to finish it so I could tell you about it! Would you like a tour of the book? Here goes. The cover shows Etta's heart at birth.
The next pages show a heart catheterization (left, yellow stitching) and the Norwood surgery with sano shunt and corrected aortic narrowing (right).
The last page combines a couple of surgeries: bi-directional Glenn and fenestrated Fontan. In effect, this page gives an idea of her heart at present.
Do you see what I mean about heart surgeons? Amazing! But what I find even more amazing is the spirit of Etta and her parents, Juana and Jesse. They have endured so much and yet from reading their blog and from our written communications it is very clear that this family is living with joy and that they are full of gratitude for the blessings they have. Truly inspiring to me.
When I sent the book off, a piece of my heart went with it.
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