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100 Posts

I’m apparently a little late to this party, but it just occurred to me that my previous post was my 100th post on this blog!  Whaaaat?  I can’t believe it’s already been 100, can you? 

I remember when I got the thought about this blog, it came after a difficult night of sleeping where I couldn’t shake the feeling that in the following day there could possibly be a dad somewhere finding out his baby will be born with a congenital heart defect.  Then once the initial shock wears off and he hits up google to find information, he won’t find anything quite for him.  So I set out to write this blog and to be honest, in the beginning I didn’t think anyone would read it.

Since then, though, I’ve had some really good interaction with people through this blog…and even for those who merely read it but don’t comment, I hope this blog has been helpful.  One time I met someone who read my blog and told me it was like meeting a celebrity.  I was surprised…because I was glad someone actually reads this.  I was happy that someone reads this.  I was also a little embarrassed…cuz I’m no celebrity…but I was overall flattered nonetheless.  You’ve put up with me writing about serious issues, frustrating issues, highs, lows, and everything in between…all punctuated by lots and lots of memes and funny pictures. 

Sometimes I go week-to-week knowing exactly what I’m going to write about.  Sometimes I have no clue.  Either way I hope my blog has made a difference for someone out there…I know it’s been a great experience for me.  So here’s to 100 more posts…and many, many more!

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About Chris Perez

My name is Chris aka HLHS Dad: I’m married with 3 sons. I love photography and the New York Yankees. I’m an admitted pizza snob and amateur balloon animal maker. Every now and then you can catch me being serious…but most of the time I’m quoting random commercials or lines from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

Posted on June 2, 2014, in awareness. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi Chris:
    Just wanted to let you know that in fact there are many of us that even though we dont like to write, we do follow you and I ask you to please keep it coming. I am a “soon to be” hlhs dad and just knowing that your baby is alive and progressing in a daily basis gives me hope that we might have the same positive outcome even though it might not be easy. Most of the information out there in the internet only concentrate in the negatives and it can be mega discouraging. So every time I see a new post showing baby Nolan progressing makes me extremely happy and full of hope. Needless to say, I wish you the best for you and your family and baby Nolan.

    • Hey Andres,

      Thank you SO much for the kind words: you have no idea how much it means to me that this blog is having an impact. I plan to keep this up for a long, long time, God willing. I am wishing you all the very best for your little one and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at any time!

  2. Hi Chris,

    We found out our little girl Maisie Alice had HLHS the day after she was born. She’s 11 days old today and had her Norwood procedure 8 days ago. It’s been a roller coaster to put it bluntly! Reading your blog has really helped me. This isn’t something that’s restricted to the U.S, UK or anywhere in particular and I’m sure there are people worldwide who have found solace in your words. Like Andres, it has been difficult to find anything but cold stats and research papers and anything positive tends to be focused on the mum. You’re a great dad to your 3 boys and should feel proud! Wishing you and your family all the best,

    Adam

    • Hi Adam,
      Thank you so very much for those kind words! You have no idea how much that means to me: I’m really glad this blog has been helpful. All the very best to dear Maisie Alice: she’s going to keep kicking some butt! Happy Father’s Day!

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