Caleb Strickland Caleb the Heart Warrior

First post: Dec 13, 2020 Latest post: Dec 23, 2022
Thank you for visiting our site for Caleb, our Heart Warrior. We appreciate your support, words of hope and encouragement, good vibes and prayers. The power of prayer in any and all forms is felt and we are so thankful for it all!

Caleb was born on 12.12.20 weighing 5 lbs 4oz and 18 inches long. He shared the name Caleb with his mommy in a dream when he was only 10 weeks in the womb. After some research, we learned that Caleb is a Hebrew name meaning “whole heart.” In the Torah, Caleb is a companion of Moses and Joshua and is noted for his astute powers of observation and fearlessness in the face of overwhelming odds. Talk about the perfect name for our precious boy!

Caleb has a rare congenital heart disease known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome or HLHS and will undergo several major open heart surgeries. The first procedure (Norwood) will occur within his first few days of life. The second procedure (Glenn) will happen when he’s 4-6 months old and the final procedure (Fontan) will happen when he’s between 2-5 years old. The three surgeries combined enable the functions of the left ventricle to be bypassed and performed by the right ventricle, which is also known as the Fontan Circulation.

Caleb continues to teach us the true meaning of strength and resilience and we are thankful that he has chosen us as his parents and all of you as his extended family. Thank you for following his journey and cheering him on!

With Love,
The Strickland’s

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