Jul 20, 2021
“Mikey was born on July 21, 2014. As far as we knew, we were expecting a healthy boy. Shortly after birth, he turned solid purple and a nurse took him to the ICU. Mikey was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, Pulmonary Atresia, and MAPCAS. He endured surgeries, oxygen, feeding tubes, hospitalizations, 9-1-1 phone calls, ambulance rides and much more.
We lost Mikey on June 10th, 2019 when he was 4.5 year old. He died during his 18th heart surgery.
Mikey loved Superman and Jurassic Park/Jurassic World. His favorite dinosaurs were T-Rex and Raptor Blue. He was so silly, sweet and an all around boy. He loved playing in mud and catching bugs. He loved scary movies as well!
CHD research is so important because there is no cure. My grandmother's son, Jimmy, died at age 10 from HLHS. My sister died at 4.5 months old from Tetralogy of Fallot. And now our Mikey joins them. Despite testing in our family, there is no known cause of CHD. My husband and I fear our other two children growing up and having kids of their own. And yet, unless you've been touched by CHD, most people have never heard of it. Mikey will forever be our Superman. He is missed every second of every single day. “
We send Mikey’s family love as they celebrate his Birthday tomorrow.❤ It is our greatest hope that as we continue to fund the most promising CHD research, families will no longer have to face loss from CHDs. Help us fund more life-saving research: https://bit.ly/3tywpQV
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