I am a 43-year-old father of two. I work at Joyce Meyer Ministries and for a media consulting company I helped start called 1303 Systems. This is a business I started to make up for my wife’s lost income since she stays home with our daughter. Sophia was born full term in January of 2010. Sophia had multiple procedures to attempt to open up her pulmonary valve before it was replaced at 11 months of age. The same problem with her circulatory system also caused problems for her lungs and liver and she had to have a liver transplant at 16 months. In caring for Sophia, my wife and I have had to witness, and even inflict, a lot of pain. This trauma has been very hard on all of us. I have been treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am a member of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Parental Advisory Board.