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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sometimes a picture can stir a lot of emotions. A picture of a grandfather and his grandson does just that.

Brandy Gregware, of Spartanburg, SC posted a picture of her father and her 10 month old son who share something in common – they both have had open heart surgery.

You can really see the bond between these two in this picture. And the caption really ties it all together.

She wrote:

“My dad has had two open heart surgeries, 18 stents, a pacemaker, deflator, artery disease, diabetic, massive stroke, too many to count mini heart attacks and has 10% heart function. He has been battling this for 12 years now. Kolbie had his first open heart surgery when he was 4 months old. He was born with a heart defect, pulmonary vein stenosos, pulmonary hypertension, premature lung disease, kidney disease and Down Syndrome. He is 10 months old and has spent 7 of those months in the hospital.

This past year has been extremely hard for our family because both have been in and out of the hospital and us not knowing if they would make it home. My dad just sits and holds Kolbie for hours and they chat about their matching zippers! You can definitely see the love and bond these two miracle fighters have in this picture!

There is so much hate and violence in the world yet you have two people fighting to be here each day!! I will cherish this amazing picture the rest of my life!”

 

Isn’t that beautiful? You can really see the love shine between these two. It’s incredibly touching.

If you think the world could use more love like this, please share this story!

H/T: First For Women

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