Garrett The Brave

Garrett The Brave

Friday, February 27, 2015

My #tbt today is one of my most happy memories of Garrett's 19 month journey in the hospital. One year ago this week I walked into Garrett's room to see him not only on the Trilogy home ventilator, but for the first time in his entire life he didn't have a hospital grade ventilator in his room. I will never forget snapping this picture and smiling from ear to ear, with tears in my eyes, knowing that he was breathing on a machine we could take HOME. 💓 They switched him and wanted to see how long he could handle it (being that home vents are not as strong or powerful as hospital vents) and he soared and never looked back! Before his airway procedure, he couldn't tolerate the home vent for longer than minutes to maybe a couple of hours. It was another miracle. 💓 #garrettistheman #garrettthebrave
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Inside the Story: 3D printer saves baby

Garrett was recently featured on KUTV channel 2 news. Dan Rascon did the story and we were very impressed by him. He is such a nice and genuine person. We are always happy to share Garrett's story in hopes that other children can find Dr. Green and his team in Michigan. We feel it's the least we can do after Dr. Green and the University of Michigan saved Garret's life. Garrett's 3D printed airway splints have been incredible. They made it possible for him to have a future. They finally allowed our boy to breathe well enough to come home. They made the impossible, possible. It has been such a huge blessing in our lives and has completely changed our lives. We originally found Dr. Green through the media coverage of the first little boy to have this procedure, Kaiba. We are so grateful for the media coverage about Kaiba and his parents willingness to share their story. We may never have found this procedure for Garrett without them. We thought we would post the story here for those who didn't catch it on the news. You can also watch the video directly on KUTV's website as well.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Faces of CHD

My friend Kierra will along with 2 other fellow Mom bloggers, will be posting a story each day this week, of a child with a CHD. I feel honored to be able to share Garrett's story over on her blog today to start the week. Please we can spread awareness. ❤️ #Repost @kierrai with @repostapp.
Good Morning!! So over the past several weeks, Christie (@lemonsqueezyhome), Jayme (@thepaperdeerphotography), and I have been working on a very special Congenital Heart Defect Awareness project - and we're launching it this morning. Everyday from February 8-14, The Irvine Home (, Lemon Squeezy Home ( & The Paper Deer Photography ( will each feature one story of a child with a CHD and their journey thus far . I encourage you everyday to visit all {3} blogs featuring these special stories in this special blog link up and read about these brave heart heroes. I also ask that you share this series with your friends and followers to help raise awareness during this CHD Awareness week. Today, I'm featuring Garrett, who due to both heart and airway issues, spent the first 19 months of his life in the hospital before his parents could take him home. Jayme is featuring a sweet girl named Haley, and Christie is featuring twins Kaitlyn and Mattingly! You'll find the link to my blog within my IG profile, and again I urge you to read all 3 stories, learn a little bit more about CHD's and the effects of this disease and become aware! Thank you, Kierra #FacesofCHD #CHDAwareness
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