Meet Tony & Nichole
A few months ago, they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy named Mason.
Mason Mehlich was born on September 8, 2011. The birth of a child is typically a joyous occasion, but for Mason's parents it has been a heartbreak.He was born with a rare heart condition and has already endured open heart surgery. He used a ventilator to support his respiratory system, until he was finally able to come home. Since then, he has been back in the hospital on 3 different occasions, one of them being an immediate surgery. Although the talented doctors at Winnie Palmer Hospital have been unprecedented in their care and support, Mason must undergo a second open heart surgery in a few months, and then a third before the age of 3. He is currently being fed through a G Tube because he was unable to keep any other food down and they have to get his strength up before the next surgery.Although they will do anything to ensure Mason is taken care of, there is only so much a Teacher's salary can pay for.
Nichole quit her job shortly after Mason was born so that she could provide him with full time care. My heart just breaks for her knowing she has to watch her son go through all this and she can't take the pain away.
On a brighter note,Tony has created a charity called the I HEART YOU FOUNDATION. This will assist not only Mason, but other babies who are born with a similar condition.
This weekend we are having a golf tournament for little Mason. And, I couldn't be more excited to be a part of such a good cause. My boyfriend and his friends will all be playing in the tournament while my sister, a friend and I will be working the 19th hole :)
Check our their darling Christmas pictures
Please pray for Mason & his family. He has a long battle ahead of him.