At just 29 weeks pregnant, Lauren and Wesley Clay found out at that their son, John Pearson Clay (Mister), was going to be born with a severe congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). This is a condition where the left side of his heart is severely underdeveloped. It means he basically was born with half of a heart. He was born November 6, 2013 at Wiser Hospital at UMMC. He was immediately moved to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Batson Children’s Hospital. John Pearson underwent four heart surgeries and a heart catherization. He spent his entire life in the PCICU until he passed away on March 28, 2014. Though he only graced this world with his presence for a short time, John Pearson Clay made an impact on many lives in his four months of life. We hope that you can join SuperTalk and many others on June 21st, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Governor Phil Bryant’s 5K for Health to honor the life of John Pearson and also support the New Heart Clinic of Blair E. Batson.
The money raised this year for the governor’s Run will be donated to the New Heart Clinic of Blair E. Batson in memory of John Pearson Clay “Mister”, as he was fondly called. For more information and to register: http://www.governorbryant.com/5k/