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Hope is our beautiful twelve-year-old daughter, and we are so proud of her! Hope was born with spina bifida and has endured countless surgeries. Hope's newest challenge - her chest cavity is not large enough to accomodate her heart and lungs. Dr. Richard McCarthy performed the VEPTR surgery, titanium ribcage, on Hope's left side at Arkansas Children's Hospital in March 2009. Hope will be having the VEPTR surgery on her right side in June 2009. We are hoping that these two surgeries will give Hope enough room to breathe and will improve the length and quality of her life.