Meet Peter. Peter is a handmade teddy bear here to bring awareness to CHD (Congenital Heart Defects). The website LittleHearts.org estimates that 40,000 US babies are born with CHD annually each year . That's roughly 1 in 100 newborns.
As alot of you may already know, my son Logan was born with CHD in 2007. He required heart surgery at about 4 weeks old and open heart surgery around 6 weeks old, along with numerous heart caths before he was finally able to leave the hospital roughly 4 and a half months after being born. We thank God daily that our son has continued to have healthy yearly heart appointments since then, but CHD is something that will always be in our lives.
When I ran across the TG Bears website and saw her awareness bears I just knew one of these would be perfect for Logan. Something he could keep and one day pass down to his children. When i reach out to the Monica, the owner/creator, she was happy to run with my idea of a CHD bear. I gave her a few facts about Logan's CHD and about how he has Kabuki Sydrome, so she included the green bow tie (Green is a staple color for Kabuki Syndrome Awareness). Read more about Kabuki Syndrome Here.
I had told Logan a little about the bear, and that it was made special for him. He waited anxiously for it to arrive. The first thing he noticed was the beautiful blue and red CHD ribbon and then ofcourse he saw his name on the paw. He was so happy and shocked to have a bear with his name on it. Peter bear ended up arriving on a day that Logan had an important doctors visit. Having his new bear with him at this appointment definitely gave him some much needed comfort. He loved showing him off and having every one asking about it.
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