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Will Markwell enters Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Will's surgery has been postponed, his family told 11Alive early Friday. Will is okay, his family says. The surgery is now scheduled for Monday.

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Holding his Mom and Dad's hands, Will Markwell totters into Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for a pre op visit one day before his surgery.

They check in and within moments the nurse calls them back.

"Good morning, Mister Will Rocks," the nurse says, reading Will's t-shirt.

This is the beginning of what will be a long day. Tomorrow will be the longest day, when Will's mom and Dad will wait outside his open heart surgery, wait for word that the hole in their son's heart has been repaired -- and he is fine.


Mom and Dad try to keep the visit fun, hiding their own anxiety.

WATCH as 11Alive celebrated #WillRocks day.

"We are anxious, nervous and ready to get it over with," mom Casie says. "Yesterday helped with everyone's prayers and comments and it's really going to help get us through the next couple days."

11Alive's goal Wednesday was twofold -- to make Will happy, and to give him happy memories while he recovers. His parents say he watched the broadcast all day long. Seems he couldn't get enough of himself. Neither can we.