Hi folks. For those of you who haven’t heard already, Ari’s wish was approved by the Make a Wish Foundation. While saying ‘thank you’ doesn’t quite express the sentiment, here’s a video from Ari and us to share with you what he wished for, and to express our gratitude to the Make a Wish folks.
Inside is a special hat tip to Mike Gorman, the Celtics play-by-play announcer who has called the games for over 30 years with partner Tommy Heinson. Ari had the pleasure of meeting Mike last night, and Mike graciously signed Ari’s ball. Ari says, “Mike Gorman says ‘Got it!’ when the Celtics hit big shots!”
Also, for your viewing pleasure, here’s Ari at the house knocking down some shots just before he turned 3. Of course he hit 5 in a row before I pulled the camera out to see how long it would go. A few more calls of “Got it!” in here, too.
P.S. Ari’s doing well, enjoying pre-school, and still learning how to eat. Maybe someday he’ll get off the feeding tube, but we have to say, it’s helpful given he still has meds around the clock.
Cardiac status is still a question mark. Last echo in December didn’t show any improvement in his pulmonary hypertension. We have an echo and appointment with the transplant team this week. He’s not listed for a transplant right now, but they watch him closely.