Charlie cannot be defined in numbers or described in words, but I'll do my best. He is 10 fingers and 10 toes, and he is a teeny tiny button nose. He is a playful soul with a resilient heart. He is the smile I wake up to in the morning and the hug I share before bed. He is a baby with a congenital heart defect, and he is my everything. I am raising money to help me give him the same advantages of other babies. With his third upcoming heart surgery, I want Charlie to have family and friends by his side each beat of his heart. I am honored for the opportunity to stay home with Charlie and provide the care he deserves. Hospital stays can be scary, but with an inviting environment, engaging activities and novel toys, the fear is lessened. Texas Children's Hospital will provide the best medical care in the world for treating Charlie's heart condition which includes a double outlet right ventricle, straddling mitral valve, and pulmonary atresia. However, only family and friends can provide the care he needs to nurture his soul and build his bravery. Thank you for helping me not miss a beat with my son!