FOX News Anchor Reveals Son's Heart Battle

Thursday, 29 May 2014 03:02 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Fox News anchor Bret Baier has published a new book detailing his family's challenges in coping with his son Paul's struggles with heart disease.

Bret and Amy Baier's first child, born in 2007, was diagnosed with five congenital heart defects shortly after his birth, Fox News reports. 

In his new book, "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love," Baier chronicles the family's struggle with Paul's condition and includes correspondences between the Baier family and their friends and relatives.
 
Baier said he hopes the book will help other families facing similar obstacles to cope. He added that as Paul continues to grow older, the family hopes that he will be empowered — not hindered — by his experiences. Although he may require additional procedures, the Baiers said they are confident he will lead a long, healthy life.
 
Just one day after their son Paul was born, the Baiers were informed of his condition and doctors said he would need numerous open heart surgeries. There was no guarantee he would ever be able to go home.
 
"It was like a bomb went off in the room," Bret Baier said. "And I remember all of those things, that moment, changing our lives. Because [the doctor] essentially said if he didn't have surgery within days, he would die."
 
Added Amy: "It was really our worst nightmare, it really ... took the wind out of our sail …It was absolutely heartbreaking."
 
Fortunately, the medical procedures Paul Underwent were successful and he is now an energetic, healthy 6-year-old who enjoys playing with his younger brother, Daniel, the Baiers noted.
 
Baier said the proceeds from his will be donated to various non-profit pediatric heart causes.

-

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Watching TV Action Shows Prompts Overeating: Cornell Study

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 08:26 AM

Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends.
People eat much more snack food w . . .

Exercise Needed to Reap Wine's Heart-Healthy Benefits: Study

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 08:17 AM

At the European Society of Cardiology Congress, researchers from the Czech Republic presented a first of its kind study  . . .

Artificial Hips Blamed for Poisoning Patients

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 08:05 AM

Johnson Johnson (JNJ), which set aside $2.5 billion last year to resolve claims that 8,000 of its artificial hips were . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved