Walter David: Tetralogy of Fallot

Dan and I recently found out that our little Walter David has a rare congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot which will require open heart surgery soon, if not immediately after birth.

We have already had an outpouring of love and support from family and friends for which we are beyond grateful.  In an attempt to keep those following along updated on Wally’s progress and development I have decided to resurrect my blog to provide what information we can.  We still have many unanswered questions and unknowns that lie ahead, but for now we are comforted in a diagnosis, a treatment, and a faith, that God has provided us a mission which we are unshakably set on carrying out: bringing Walter home.


Walter David means “Beloved King of the Army” and we think our little warrior is just that. (Though Dan may substitute Army with Marines).

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Walter’s 20 week scan

12 thoughts on “Walter David: Tetralogy of Fallot

  1. I love this Sonogram of Wally.
    I love Wally.
    We will fight right along with you to make him all better.
    This Blog is a great way to keep us all posted on information about Wally’s progress.
    We are with you; we love our Walter David….We will fight right by your side!
    Prayers and Prayers and more Prayers.
    We love you all.


    • Frances and Dan~

      My mother, Pat Rapp passed on your requests and blog information. It would be a privilege to lift you all to our Father, The Great Physician in prayer. What a beautiful name for your son!
      While this news is certainly difficult, what a comfort it is to know that none of this takes God by surprise! His Word says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
      Praying you will sense the comforting arms of God surround you in the upcoming weeks and months.
      Love, Lisa and Roger Harris


      • Lisa and Roger – you words are beautifully faithful, and entirely uplifting. Thank you. Your mother lets me call her “Aunt Pat” and it is no surprise that her daughter would have as kind a soul as she. Thank you for sharing the verse, and we have been feeling the arms of God surrounding us more than ever recently. ❤


  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. I want to remind you how strong you are – let your strong faith and love be a comfort. You have our love and support. – The Otto’s


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