It is “against all odds” as NBC’s Dateline reported it on a June 5 broadcast for a family to have 5 children with heart problems, but that’s the case for an LDS family from Oregon whose children either suffer from cardio-myopathy or have markers for the disease.
Jason and Stacy Bingham’s daughter, Sierra, was only six when they learned that she would require a heart transplant. They breathed a sigh of relief when she received a new heart-and thought their problems were over.
Then, six years later, their 8-year-old daughter Lindsey’s heart began to fail as well. Dateline reports, “As they waited for the results, Jason recalled thinking: “Oh, please. Oh, please. Oh, please. Oh, please have a normal chest x-ray. Please have a normal chest x-ray. Please. We’ll take anything, you know? We’ll try our hand at something else. I don’t want to go down that road again.”
But that was the road outlined for them. A short clip from The Today Show, followed by longer clips from the Dateline broadcast follow. The reporter, Keith Morrison, was impressed with the Bingham’s faith and stamina.
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Short Clip from NBC’s The Today Show
Against All Odds – appeared on NBC Dateline, June 5, 2013 (Or watch the show on the Dateline website. )
Life was just about perfect for the Binghams until one of their children gets a tummy ache and a trip to the doctor changes their lives forever. Dateline NBC’s Keith Morrison reports.
Six years after one child has a heart transplant, a second child is ill. The Binghams are devastated to learn that all five of their children could be at risk for a deadly heart disease.
After a long wait for a donor heart, the Binghams get exciting news.
While one child is undergoing major heart surgery, the Binghams are tested further.
Lindsey Lou Bingham has a heart transplant, and the Binghams get frightening news about Sierra.
Will these exceptional parents get their wish to bring all five children home?
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