Carl also sends along this note:
Mackenna was born with a very rare condition. Her liver and lung were fused together, resulting in a diaphragmatic hernia. She underwent a very successful surgery. Later she needed another which happened the day I was doing the rock wall. If you look closely, you will see I wear a hospital ID bracelet in eps 1-9. She is our little miracle baby and doing remarkable well. In fact, she's become famous in medical circles! We consider ourselves extremely blessed. And to answer some of the bloggers, yes, 10K would go along way toward their education if invested wisely now. Taking time away from the hospital was the guilt that drove me to do well on this show.