Get ready for dust in the eyes…but this one is all smiles.
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“This gallery is a collection of pictures from the first few months of our son Jackson’s life. Jackson was born at Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. I am a Marine and was stationed at MCAS Futenma and my wife is a nurse at the Naval Hospital.
Jackson was born with a rare heart defect known as Transposition of the Great Arteries. Transposition is a heart defect where the pulmonary and aorta are switched and in the wrong position. This keeps oxygenated blood from getting to the rest of the body; it was only going between his heart and lungs.
When he was only a day old we were told he had this heart defect.
Immediately the Navy and Air Force doctors and nurses began planning his MEDEVAC mission to get him to San Diego so he could have life saving surgery.”