IN MEMORY OF BELOVED GRACIE
At the age of two, twins Luke and Grace Chez loved cookies, cartoons and coloring, just like most other kids their age. But unlike most other kids their age, Luke and Gracie were born with congenital heart defects -- which left their futures uncertain. The one certainty they did face was a life filled with surgeries on their delicate hearts.
Today, Luke is a thriving 12 year old who loves soccer and the beach. But his best friend and sister, Gracie, sadly passed away soon after this photograph was taken, just days before her third birthday.
Devastated by their loss, and looking to ease the difficult journey for other families in similar situations, Luke and Gracie's parents started the Hopeful Hearts Foundation; to help those born with congenital heart disease.