Once or twice, I've mentioned my cousin Lindsay and her daughter, Marin--a little girl with a unique collection of congenital heart defects characterized as Shone's Syndrome.
This week is the week we make ourselves aware of such defects. And for that my cousin has temporarily de-privatized her blog so that you can acquaint yourself with Marin's story. (To get to the beginning, scroll down to the place where you see the same picture I've posted below.)
If you find yourself with a little time, you should go read through it. You know, if you want your own heart strings twanged.
Living just a few hours from Lins' family, I've had the opportunity to get to know Marin a little bit and see her in the hospital after her last two open-heart surgeries (she's had 3). Brave. That terribly cute little thing is brave.
So is her mom.