ORGAN DONOR? CHILD, WALKER BALLARD IS PROOF THAT YOU SHOULD BE

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Brandin and Tabitha Ballard are from Park City and are the proud parents of four boys.

When Tabitha got pregnant with their fourth son she got devastating news 20 weeks into her pregnancy-her son had a problem with his heart. The couple was then sent to a specialist in Lexington and then on to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 

Two days after Walker was born he underwent his first heart surgery. He had his second heart surgery at four months old and at a little over a year old he had his third. In early 2016, Walker got very sick and in April Ballard’s were told that the next step for Walker was a heart transplant. They were immediately put on the transplant wait list. At this point, they knew that a heart transplant was the only thing left for their son.

On June 20th of last year, which turned out to be Father’s Day, the couple got the call that Walker had finally gotten a heart. At about 11:00pm the heart arrived and Brandin says he can still remember them carrying the cooler with his son’s heart inside, into the hospital. The 12 hour surgery was a success and when asked if he could imagine a better Father’s Day gift, Brandin says: Continue reading
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