Happy happy 5th birthday Addison! #donatelife #lifeaftertransplant

Addison March 2016 31 at 14-50-49

When every second, minute, hour, day and year is actually bonus time because of the incredible gift of life we received from our donor angel Audrey, there are many milestones to celebrate. But today, our little miracle is marking a big one – her 5th birthday! It’s huge in so many ways…signalling the transition from preschooler to child, the move up to a new category in the clothing stores, no more free Skytrain rides and reaching one of the major dates I envisioned far into the future when we were living through those early post-heart transplant days.

Addison is really excited about being 5. I think a lot of it has to do with the cake, truth be told, at least today. But here is what she says she is looking forward to the most over the coming year:

  • discovering more about space
  • learning to read
  • going to Kindergarten
  • building new stuff with blocks
  • knowing different countries around the world
  • learning how to do newer and better stuff
  • having fun with my very cute, alert and shiny new sister


Wishing the happiest 5th birthday to our curious, thoughtful, wise, logical, brave, strong, funny, and beautiful baby girl. Oh how you have transformed all of us and brought so much magic into our world. Can’t imagine life without you.

Elaine, Aaron, Addison and Charlie

5 thoughts on “Happy happy 5th birthday Addison! #donatelife #lifeaftertransplant

  1. Happy Birthday Princess Addie … and now you have another little princess in the family to celebrate with … lots of fun tea parties, tiaras and tutus for the McYong Clan … be well 🙂

  2. Happy happy 5th birthday Addison❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Very exciting adventures await you in this next year! Have fun!
    Carmen, Mike, Joshua, Brynn, Olivia and Adam

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