Meet Luke | Wall of Hope

Luke had a rough start. 6 surgeries in his first year of life - now, 7 surgeries at just over a year old.

Suddenly, a late night in the ER with our little girl the night before his session didn't seem so trivial.

Funny how life can gain perspective so quickly.

Me and Luke's mom both on our last leg - no makeup, me tired from a night in the hospital - her feeling the blues of a cold.

Both of us determined not to miss this chance.

A celebration of Luke's life.

Mom, very honest as she described Luke's birth.

"I was in denial about the chance that Luke may have down-syndrome."

His chances had been described as 1 in 3.

"I was sure God would do a miracle."

There was an obvious moment when her mind shifted. It was after the birth of Luke, when the diagnosis seemed devastating.

Patricia, a NICU nurse, shared her story with Luke's family. "This moment really changed my heart."

By her voice I could tell her miracle did happen.

The birth of her sweet boy Luke.

His smile lit up the room.

The love of a nurse, shared with a family.

Thanks to Luke's family for your participation in our project, for the opportunity to meet you and share a small part of your story. You will be an inspiration to so many.

If you'd like to sponsor Luke's wall portrait, to be displayed on the walls leading to the NICU, below is the link where you can give. Any amount over the cost of printing will be applied to our goal of $10,000 for the Bryan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Greenville Hospital System. All gifts are tax deductible and you'll receive a receipt from the Greenville Hospital System.

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