July 7,2012.

Will forever be a significant date in my life. 

As we drove up I-96 to M-14 to U of M hospital I wasn't really sure what the future held. The decision to opt for heart surgery for our 7lb, 3 month old daughter wasn't an easy one. Sure, we knew we wanted her to have the best chance at life but heart surgery was a life changing decision. 

As we handed her off to the anesthesia team, I knew she was in good hands. So small, but so big. So weak, yet so strong. It was the hardest decision I made as a mother. 

Dr. Richard Ohye-Mylah's Surgeon
Waiting for the word seemed like an eternity.  Our family & friends were there for comfort but my nerves didn't understand.  I'd never been so nervous & scared as I was that day.

Seeing my daughter the first time afterwards was tough. She was so strong. She gave me strength. I was overwhelmed by the sight of her small frame among all the machines. It was a feeling I will never forget. 
My  1st time seeing Mylah after surgery

As I reflect on this day last year I have so much to be thankful for. We are truly blessed. Mylah did what the other hospital said she wouldn't do. She survived! By Gods grace & covering she survived. Sure, this journey hasn't gone as planned but every trial & tribulation we've endured has made us all stronger. 

Mylah has shown so many what living, loving, Faith, & Hope is. 

I'm so thankful for all our family & friends who waited with us last year, I'm grateful for those who came to visit Mylah during her stay and I'm overjoyed that GOD has continued to show his mercy on our family. 

Today one year ago, Mylah got another chance at life. She was given a chance to do what she was put on this earth to do. Give HOPE & show that God has the final say.

All of Mylah's machines

Mylah in the PCTU


Mylah's HEART-VERSARY cake


Our Family-One Year Later

Mommy & Daddy Love her!

Nothing but GOD!


  1. What an amazing journey you have mylah. We all have experiences but few of them write it down. Your is very well written. Looking forward more to it. Thanks


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