Meet Caleb Ingerson

Meet Caleb Ingerson
Meet Caleb Ingerson

3 Year Old Caleb smiles even in the most trying circumstances in this inspirational story

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Caleb and Parents
Caleb and Parents

Recovering from Cardiothoracic Surgery repairing his congenital heart defect (CHD), Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

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Caleb with Ingerson Family
Caleb with Ingerson Family

Caleb with Ingerson Family living the inspirational story together

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 Red Block on head
Red Block on head

Despite his serious congenital heart defect (CHD), Caleb’s playful personality shines through

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 Papa Marion and Caleb Christmas 99
Papa Marion and Caleb Christmas 99

Papa Marion rejoices with Caleb only days following surgery to repair his congenital heart disease (CHD)—Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

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Leaving the Hospital
Leaving the Hospital

Leaving the hospital where he was treated for Esophageal Atresia/Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (EATEF) and CHD (HLHS) for the first time at twenty-six days old

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Auntie Patty & Caleb Christmas
Auntie Patty & Caleb Christmas
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During Russ Spargers Music
During Russ Spargers Music

Energetic Caleb shows the world he can thrive despite his battle with CHD (HLHS) and HIV

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4th of July
4th of July

Overcoming EA/TEF, CHD, and HIV, Caleb jubilantly waves the American flag on the 4th of July

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Hannah Joy and Caleb
Hannah Joy and Caleb

Hannah Joy and Caleb; blue lips are not uncommon for children with CHD, particularly HLHS

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Caleb & Dad
Caleb & Dad

Pictured just one week before the child’s death

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One Week Old
One Week Old

One-week old Caleb with his father at his incubator bedside following his first three surgeries to repair his EA/TEF and CHD (HLHS) and install a colostomy

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Pretzel Grin
Pretzel Grin

Caleb loves his mother’s Homemade Soft German Pretzels

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Caleb & Mommie
Caleb & Mommie

Caleb and Mommie attending her niece, Leann DeLisle-Ramos' wedding, August 2000 just one month before the child’s sudden death

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6 Months Old
6 Months Old

6 Months Old just before enduring his second Open-heart surgery to correct his CHD -- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

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Caleb Two and a Half Months Old
Caleb Two and a Half Months Old

Caleb two and a half months old after recovering fully from his first of five cardiothoracic surgeries to repair his CHD -- HLHS

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Caleb at One Year Old
Caleb at One Year Old

Caleb at One Year Old, just four months before he was infected with HIV due to a contaminated blood transfusion

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"All aboard!"
"All aboard!"

"All aboard!" Playful Caleb urging his “riders” to board the train as The Caleb Express is about to head out! His colostomy was as invisible as was his severe heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and HIV infection

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Caleb Loves His Popping Corn
Caleb Loves His Popping Corn

Caleb infectious, mischievous smile belies his intense fight against HIV, CHD, EA/TEF and VACTERL Syndome

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Christmas 1999
Christmas 1999

No one would suspect Caleb is infected with HIV and is afflicted with a serious congenital heart defect (CHD) known as HLHS and infected with HIV when he hams it up in his new Christmas Fireman outfit

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One Week After Open Heart Surgery
One Week After Open Heart Surgery

One week after his first cardiothoracic, open-heart surgery to correct his CHD, HLHS, Caleb's father continues the bedside prayer vigil

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One Day After Open Heart Surgery
One Day After Open Heart Surgery

Just one day following his first cardiothoracic, open-heart surgery to combat the small child’s CHD, HLHS, Caleb's mother prays at his bedside

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Caleb's Unflappable Smile is Reknown
Caleb's Unflappable Smile is Reknown

Caleb's unflappable smile is renown in this inspirational book about hope in the midst of heartache and betrayal

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Twelve Hours After Birth
Twelve Hours After Birth

As described in this inspirational story, just twelve hours after his birth Caleb's elder siblings met him in his hospital incubator just after his initial diagnosis of congenital heart defect (CHD), Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), Esophageal Atresia/Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (EATEF) and VACTERL Syndrome

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