Atlanta father pens songs for sick son

- It was Christmas day last year, most families were opening presents, but not the Abbotts. They were in the hospital waiting to hear what was wrong with their 10-day-old son's heart. 

Little Finchley was air lifted to Scottish Rite. He underwent heart surgery at  CHOA cardiac unit for a Coarctation of his aorta, two holes in his heart, and an abnormally small heart valve. 

Anthony is from London, but his wife Beth is from Atlanta, "We met in London, but felt Atlanta was the best place to raise our future family." 

The Abbott family spent all of Christmas, New Years, and the month of February in the hospital. They took turns going home to look after their other son, who was just two years old. 

Abbott wrote the song "Reach for the Sky" to help him cope with the hospital stay and to raise awareness of how parents can look for signs of Congenital heart disease 

"One thing I noticed in my stay at the hospital was how the moms all chatted with each other about their sick children, but the fathers were quiet, trying to deal with the enormous pressure that faced them inside." 

Almost a year later, Finn's heart is doing well. But he is still being fed through an tube to his nose. You can follow Finn's progress on his facebook page

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