Baby Maverick

This blog was created to keep family and friends updated on what's going on with the pregnancy, birth, and surgical plan for Maverick. We'll also be able to keep everyone updated during his surgery and recovery and hopefully be able to show you some cute pictures of him, Maddie, Carter and Chloe along the way.

This was the original intent; however, when we started this blog we had no idea the twists and turns our lives would take. Our sweet baby Maverick was born September 12, 2008 with Transposition of the Great Arteries, ASD, and VSD. We expected to have a baby boy to bring home three to four weeks after his surgery. He had numerous complications after his arterial switch and fought through many that would have taken the life from an adult. He passed away February 24, 2009 - without ever coming home.

This blog is now a place I share my feelings, work through the grief, remember Maverick, and try to make sense out of our life without him. I hope in doing so I am giving a name and a face to babies everywhere born with congenital heart defects.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Art for the Heart - Maverick Clark Memorial Event

For any of my friends on Facebook, you probably are already aware of this, but I'm posting for those who aren't on FB. It's from 9-1 on Feb 13th. Hope to see you there!

For so many parents the birth of a child is not only a hello, but also a long, painful goodbye. For Maverick Clark, his parents, and siblings, the heart wrenching scenario was played out. According to The Children’s Heart Foundation, “Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with congenital heart defects and most will undergo at least one surgery, if not many, in their lifetime.” These precious children born with heart defects, such as Maverick, are in need of the miracles that research can bring.In memory of their son, Maverick, who experienced such a fate, Juli and Greg Clark have teamed with Dejah Quinn Photography and the Oklahoma Blood Institute to create the Maverick Clark Memorial Event, “Art for the Heart”, in Shawnee, Okla. on February 13, 2010. All proceeds of this event will go directly to The Children’s Heart Foundation.This event is to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Heart Foundation. Dejah Quinn and associates will be taking photographs for a recommended donation. Photos will be taken on a first-come basis. The Oklahoma Blood Institute will be taking blood. To sign up for available slots please contact Aaron at Dejah Quinn Photography, 405.273.2779. Walk-ins are welcomed as well. There will be a Heart-Shaped goodie bake sale put on by Maverick’s siblings and many more fun ways everyone can give to this cause. At 1:00 PM there will be a balloon release in memory of Maverick Clark. Juli and Greg Clark hope this event will not only raise money for a cause they hold so dear to their hearts, but also bring awareness to everyone about The Children’s Heart Foundation and the Oklahoma Blood Institute, who has been in dire need for more blood in the last few months. Please visit for more information on CHF.

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