Good News: Sanctus Real Shares Bowen’s Heart

Matthew (of Sanctus Real) and Sarah Hammitt were so excited to add a son to their family of two daughters.  Sarah gave birth to Bowen Matthew Hammitt in September of 2010.  Bowen was born with a serious and rare congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped.  A few days after his birth, Bowen underwent his frist open heart surgery.  This went well, but the next day he suffered cardiac arrest.  Matt and Sarah feared they would lose him.  After an hour of CPR, Bowen was revived and placed on life support.  The miraculous story of that evening can be found on the Hammitt’s blog, called  Now, although Bowen has some remaining health issues, he is an active toddler and a new big brother to Lewis, born last November.