We’ve all got mentors that shape who we become. Had the fortune of running into Dr. Mark Chariker today who was the first cleft surgeon I ever watched operate. I was a first year medical student in Louisville and I was fascinated. A real southern gentleman, and great surgeon. #acpa#mentors#academics#plastic surgery #cleftsurgeon#kosairchildrenshospital
Super proud of this dude right here! My nephew (Cordarien Trice) Mr. overcomer! Signed with #lindseywilsoncollege on #signingday . This young brother’s life was saved after being pulled from “under” a SUV in 2010 and had to learn to walk, talk, etc. Thanks to great care at Louisville’s #kosairchildrenshospital . Father was murdered a few years back, missed his sophomore year of football, etc. Now signing a football scholarship! Future is star bright! #familystrong
It's hard to believe 4 years ago we were on 7west, the cancer floor at Kosairs. My sweet Conner was so sick. They were unsure what was wrong. We were admitted because they thought he may have had leukemia. We were the lucky ones. After 5 days in the hospital, he was sent home. No cancer. As a mom I can't even begin to imagine watching your child suffer. This by far was one of the scariest mom moments I have ever had! Everyday I know how blessed we all are. We walked out of there. He's a strong almost 17 year old! #cancersucks#myheart#mywhy#7west#kosairchildrenshospital#nevertakelifeforgranted#blessed#almost17
💙Nurses will forever ✨hold a dear spot in my heart. 💖After years of doctor visits, emergency room stints, surgeries and hospital stays I never really thought about and appreciated all that nurses actually take on until the last months of my mother's life.✨They are forgotten about, often over shadowed by the "Doctor" when in fact, IMO they do more of the caring than the actual Dr... They take on so much. But During this time I encountered a handful of genuinely, loving, compassionate Women and men. (A few bad apples as well) who actually cared for my Dearest Mama✨ When everyone else was gone home they were there. Away from THEIR own families to care for another. It takes a lot to give so selflessly and not everyone has that special gift. So Thank you! Thank you to all NURSES for sharing your gift to those in need 💖 Nurse week is upon us. TAG A NURSE! 👩⚕️
On this day in 1778 Louisville was founded- which inadvertently makes our fair city a Taurus (makes a lot of sense really). No resting on our laurels though today- The Derby Festival marches on with Bed Racing. You heard that right- One of the last true amateur events in our country- maybe the world! Proceeds go to Kosair Charities and the Derby Foundation- and these races are taken seriously. #bedracing#kosairchildrenshospital#happybirthday#taurusrule#BeeKindAndInspire
Day 34 in the NICU: Mason is doing really well, he was moved out of his isolate last week, took his first bottle. He did have a uti but with a little antibiotics it cleared up. He's up to 4lbs 8 ounces now and overall just looks really good.. It's crazy only coming up on the weekends and seeing his progress. The weeks feel so long, and I feel a million miles away from @youngsarah25 and Mason. I have to brag a little here on Sarah she's been here the whole time and never thought twice about it. Her natural mothers instinct kicked in immediately and mama bear took over lol... #29weeker#preemie#familyphoto#preeclampsia#onedayatatime#nicu#lifeinthenicu#makingprogress#kosairchildrenshospital#preemiepower#miracleman
Today marks 8 years since Trenton had his first open heart surgery. I had no idea what to expect (that's probably a good thing!) and it was honestly the hardest time of my life. Such an exhausting, emotional roller coaster. But, I would do again and again for a lifetime over if it let me keep this kid around for even a second more.
I know all parents think that their kids are the best, but I'm positive that mine are 😉😉 Trenton has the kindest soul and being around him just makes you happy.
I will never understand why this had to happen to Trenton and our family, but I do have faith that everything happens for a reason and I have to think that having to overcome so many obstacles, is part of what gives Trenton his stellar personality. I know he is destined for greatness and I am so lucky that I get to witness it.
First day back to work today and I hated leaving my little man. Hudson I just want you to know daddy loves you and will always be here for you buddy. Your my little fighter and you just keep fighting buddy and we will be in our home and you will get more love than you can ever have buddy. I love you Hudson.
@_victoriah_ you will be an amazing mother. I know it's hard right now because our little man is in that box but before you know it we will be back in our house filled with little giggles and cries and Bella's little tail wags. I love you babe just hang in there and keep our baby boy healthy and loved. I love you babe!
Sitting in the hospital this week at #kosairchildrenshospital I have been anxious, nervous, tired, antsy, helpless and trying to be a good caregiver to my child. #projectsunshine at UofL gave us this. Although it doesn't seem much...In here it meant a lot! Thank you!!
Ten percent of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes. This age group has the largest amount of drivers who were distracted at the time of the crashes. Always keep your eyes on the road and your phone put away