Our Family's Story of Surviving Medical Tragedy
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“You’re going to be a dad!”
Those were the words Donald wanted to hear, but it seemed it might never happen. With his wife Susan, having a child would come at a high price. They had been dealing with infertility issues for many years.
Finally, after a long journey and adopting a daughter, their long-awaited son was born—only to be diagnosed with a life-threatening heart defect. Thus began a battle that would take this family far from their home to one of the most specialized pediatric cardiac facilities in Canada. A battle fought tooth and nail by a tiny infant only a few weeks old.
As the crisis worsened, Donald and Susan were faced with scenes of unimaginable cruelty, watching their child cling to life as they struggled to find purpose in the suffering. And if there was purpose, was it worth it?
Softcover Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 240
About the Author:
Donald Lepp is a speaker, author, and advocate for patient- and family-centred care in the healthcare system. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and chairs the board’s Quality, Patient Safety, and Innovation Committee. He lives with his family in the Winnipeg area.