Malley High was born to Pattye and Britt High in 2001 and diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). She is a sister to Brenden and Camden and the love of Henry’s life. Malley has undergone numerous cardio-thoracic and other surgeries and mom Pattye remembers well their years of g-tubes and at-home ventilators.
Aside from the Children’s Hospital at the OU Medical Center, Malley has also been treated in Tennessee and Texas. Malley is exceptionally wise (her mother calls this “opinionated”), fun-loving and independent.
Pattye High is a former Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney and currently practices family and criminal law at Williams & High. Her husband, Britt, is an Oklahoma City police officer. Originally from Pryor, Pattye is a founder and director for the Malley & Henry Fund.
Henry Weathers was born in 2002 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and his first friend was Malley who was in the PICU cubicle next door. Henry received medical care at the Children’s Hospital at the OU Medical Center ,as well as in Stanford University and St Louis Children’s Hospital. After the surgical sequence to repair his HLHS did not produce optimal results, Henry underwent a heart transplant in 2008. His story became the book Henry: A Congenitally Defective, Hypoplastic, Transplanted Tale and will be available for purchase on Amazon (coming soon). All proceeds go to support the Malley & Henry Fund. Henry volunteers with Lifeshare Oklahoma, as well as PICU heart families and is the youngest brother to Gwyneth, Gabriela, Kelby and Ian.
Originally from Costa Rica, Erin Taylor is the Adult Advocacy and Training Coordinator for the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council. She is a mother to five children, married to Jack Staley, and founder and director for the Malley & Henry Fund.
Erin and Pattye serve on OU Children’s Hospital committees, work with the OU College of Nursing students and have volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House, Lifeshare Oklahoma and the American Heart Association. But the work that really speaks to them is meeting new heart families in the PICU.