As a parent, finding out that your child has some type of condition or disability would probably be nothing short of devastating.
For Ant and Beth Abbot, parents of little Finn, all it took for them to go through these feelings was a mere 10 days after their boy was born.
The Abbots, of Brookhaven, GA, were shopping for a Christmas tree last year when suddenly, mom Beth noticed that little Finn wasn’t eating.
In a few minutes, the boy began to change colors.
They rushed Finn to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, and soon, the diagnosis was given.
Finn had congential heart disease, along with two holes in his heart, and an abnormally small heart valve.
“There’s awhole gamut of feelings you go through that shock you,” Antsays in the video below.
Finn had to go through several surgeries, with Ant and Beth not knowing if he would survive.
It was then, spending nights at his son’s bedside, that Ant began to write a song. His coping mechanism for his son’s condition resulted in an original song, “Reach for the Sky!” A friend helped produce the song, as well as a music video for it.
“I thought this could be an anthem for families and not just heart disease,” Ant tellsFOX 5. “I wanted to write something that would be hope and uplifting for them.” The song is available on iTunes and Spotify.
To the surprise of many, Finn, now 1 year old, is doing well, and even though he has more surgeries to go through, doctors are confident the strong boy will recover!