The Struggles the Miracles: Hudson's Journey


May 1, 2019

Hudson Baumgarn sits with some of the donations that the Big Sandy Community have donated for his trip to the Seattle Children's Hospital.

It's time once again for Hudson Baumgarn, son of Colby and Rachael Baumgarn, to have his third open heart surgery at the age of four. Hudson has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and without medicines and the series of three surgeries to rebuild the heart, babies with HLHS won't survive. The left side of the heart can't be fixed so the goal of the surgeries is to rebuild parts of the heart and redirect the way blood flows.

The third surgery in the series for Hudson is called the Fontan Procedure's. According to, because Hudson only has half a heart, "the goal is to make blo...

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