Kyle and Beth Perkins pose with their son, Talon. Talon suffers from a very rare heart disease known as Pulmonary Vein Stenosis, or PVS.
'Talon's Heart Journey' reaches one year

Talon Perkins lies in the floor of his family’s home. His father, Kyle, sits next to him, dangling a balloon above him. Talon reaches and hits the balloon with his hands and feet with a contagious laughter as his parents look on with faces lighting up with enjoyment.

“He loves balloons,” Kyle says. “He has a ton of toys, but balloons are probably his favorite.”

“Luckily we have a bunch of balloons ready for his birthday party on Saturday,” Beth, Talon’s mother, says. “He is really going to love it.”