Oct 20, 2015

Love For Lawson

This October 29th is a bitter-sweet one.
A beautiful boy with so much HEART and love turns one year old.  His smile is contagious and he has touched so many lives in his first year and will continue to for many years to come.  His name is Lawson...and he is in Heaven.

Lawson was born with a heart defect which basically gave him half of a heart.  When his mommy, Meghan, found out at her 20 week appointment how special her baby boy was, she was scared, and knew it would be a long road of surgeries, appointments, tears, and prayers ahead.

On October 29th, 2014 Lawson was born and was immediately whisked away for tests and evaluations.  Meghan was able to hold him the day after he was born.  After his first surgery at just 6 days old, he was doing AWESOME!  He was able to reach all of the goals set for him and more.  He went home for the first time at 5 weeks old to live with his parents and 3 older brothers.

The Fien Family knew that the next big surgery was going to happen around Lawson's 6 month birthday.  In those 5 months he had lots of tests and monitoring to make sure he was developing well and getting the oxygen he needed.  The amazing thing???...Lawson was the happiest, sweetest, smiliest, baby I have ever seen!  And so was his family.  They were constantly being grateful to God and thankful for each day they had with their sweet boy.  They are all so inspiring.
We all got to share his story and life through pictures that Meghan shared on social media.  He was a huge fan of his big brothers and loved going to their baseball games.  His smile is so contagious.  Just check out his amazing spirit.

He is so precious and happy!  Though I never had the privilege of meeting Lawson in person, I feel as if my son and I knew him like our closest friend.  His personality shined across the country and warmed our hearts...and still does today.

In April, Lawson went in for his 6 month surgery as planned.  After surgery, they noticed Lawson's pupils were not reacting as they should.  After tests, doctors found that Lawson had suffered a massive stroke and the damage was getting worse.  Lawson went to Heaven and hearts were broken around the world.
Lawson's story is one that will be told for a long time.  He continues to inspire me, my family, and families around the world, every day.  His life was beautiful and his birthday needs to be celebrated!

So I have an invitation for you...this October 29th grab your loved ones and a few teal balloons and join us in sending up some Love for Lawson with a balloon release.  Share Lawson's story with others and use his sweet smile to inspire you to be grateful for the blessings you have in your life.  Every. Little. Thing.
Share on social media to spread the word with this picture:

Mark your calendars and set your phones for October 29th to take a moment and send some Love for Lawson.  Snap a picture or take a video and share your balloon release using the hashtag #loveforlawson so the Fien family and EVERYONE who loves Lawson can experience how his love is spreading.

To learn more about Lawson's story, family, and future events, please follow his Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by,

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