Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. On June 4 we found out that Abigail has coarctation of the aorta, a congenital heart condition. This is a narrowing of the aorta, a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the organs in her lower abdomen and her lower extremities. This narrowing has caused her heart to become enlarged. The narrowing is correctable by surgery and that will hopefully correct the enlargement of the heart. Abigail is scheduled for surgery on Monday June 6.