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Odd Balls for Hope's Heart
Hope was the picture of health until she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy in June of 2019. She was treated with a wearable defibrillator & received a pacemaker in late October but it was too late, she was in full heart failure. She was admitted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital December 2nd. A ventricular assisted device was implanted to allow her heart to function normally & her body to be rehabilitated to be able to withstand a heart transplant surgery. We are currently waiting on a donor.
Thursday January 23, 2020 at approximately 8:00 am TODAY, Hope's transplant surgery began!! Please pray for Hope, her family and her team of doctors, nurses and caregivers! #hearts4hope
One week post transplant! Hope is heading in the right direction! Two steps forward and no huge steps back! One day at a time!! She has been walking every day and is looking forward to getting out of ICU soon!! She is such an inspiration!