From birth, Thomas Beerman was special. A week later, so was Eric
Thomas was born with a birth defect, but was destined to live.
Living in a hospital for over four months as a baby, he still saw
the beauty in everything. To him, Branwyn Beerman was sunshine. To
her, she was one fortunate lady. Although left to raise her child
alone, she welcomed this opportunity and never gave a second
thought to Thomas dying; instead, she diligently stayed by his side
while he lay in his cocoon.
Dr. Minas Nolan was a lonely, widowed heart surgeon. Having a
12-pound, 12-ounce baby boy to care for by himself was not an easy