Nancy and Jess McCain
Nancy and Jess McCain: We are the grandparents of Samantha McCain. She was born on March 1, 1997. We found out when she was two days old that she was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. She had her first open-heart surgery when she was four days old, the second when she was nine months old and her third surgery when she was five years old. All of this was a very emotional time for all of us. We as grandparents had to stand back and let her parents Steve and Pam McCain make all the decisions about her care. Quilting was a way for me to cope. When we were asked to help with the Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Quilts we accepted and help make the first quilt and have gone on to make seventy-five more so far. Samantha is now a junior in high school. She is on the swim and golf teams.