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My Story

Autumn Elizabeth Markos was born at 2:56 pm on October 1, 2012. She is 5 lbs 7.5 oz and 17.25 inches long.
Autumn was born with a heart condition called Ebstein's Anomaly. Ebstein's anomaly is a condition in which the tricuspid valve between your right heart chambers is malformed and sits lower than normal in the lower-right ventricle.
Autumn heart was too weak from multiple surgeries and she also has a clotting disorder, because of this Autumn received a heart transplant from her angel on 2/3/13.Alan and I found out about Autumn's heart condition at a 24 week ultrasound. God was already working in our lives because at my 20 week ultrasound the doctor did not find anything wrong with Autumn's heart. Everything looked normal and she was healthy. Our little angel just happened to be moving around so much we couldn't get good pictures of her heart and the circulation in my placenta (because I had high blood pressure with Aiden) so he had asked me come back at 24 weeks. I said of course; I wanted to see that little girl and get more pictures! Two weeks later I got a phone call from my doctor that changed our lives forever. That is when we were told that I had to see a specialist at Children's because of this rare heart condition. This is and will be a long journey, but we are grateful for so many things. We are grateful we knew about this condition before she was born, we are grateful we made it to 37 weeks-full term, we are grateful she is a good eater and loves to suck on her nuk, we are so grateful for all of our friends and family who are willing to help us with Alexis and Aiden, food, essentials for Autumn, and so much more. Thank you so much for the love and support and keep those prayers coming! We need them!
For donations: Autumn's Wish c/o Chase bank 3605 S. 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53221. Please share our journey and please pray for us. Thank you very much for your generosity. God Bless!

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Lindsay Markos posted a new journal entry, "Easter/19 months old".

Hello, everyone. Happy Friday! I'm sorry it's been awhile since the last update. Autumn has been doing pretty good. We spent Easter week in Minneapolis visiting my ... Read more

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Lindsay Markos posted a new journal entry, "Lab work/rash".

Good morning. Hope you all are enjoying these lovely snow showers. It can only get better right? I am so sorry I didn't update after lab work last Monday, on the 7th. We ... Read more

Lindsay Markos added a new photo.

Lindsay Markos posted a new journal entry, "18 months".

Good morning! This week was a pretty big week for little Autumn. Autumn celebrated 14 months post transplant yesterday and she turned 18 months old on Tuesday. She is ... Read more

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Kathy Lange signed Autumn's Guestbook.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers!      Best wishes always!   Little Autumn is so adorable and a strong and brave little lady!     Take care,    Kathy and ... Read more

Lindsay Markos posted a new journal entry, "Clinic ".

Good morning! Yesterday, we had our clinic visit at the Herma Heart Center. Autumn had blood work taken, her echocardiogram, and met with our transplant team. She did ... Read more

Lindsay Markos added a new photo.

Lindsay Markos posted a new journal entry, "Update with PT & St. Patrick's Day".

Good morning! Hope everyone is having a good start to the week. Wanted to send a quick update and let you know how well Autumn is progressing with her walking. Last week, ... Read more

Lindsay Markos added a new photo.

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