BELLA IS WHY!
Miss Bella Rose Cooper was found to have a heart murmur on her second day of life. After a cardiology consult, EKG, and a cardiac ECHO, Bella was diagnosed with a large Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). At Bella's 1-month appointment with the Cardiology Physicians at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center (CCHMC), Bella was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, which includes the VSD, ASD, an over-riding aorta, pulmonary valve stenosis, and hypoplasia of the pulmonary artery.
Bella is truly a heart warrior and underwent extensive open heart surgery when she was just 6 months old at CCHMC to correct her congenital abnormality. Bella is now full of life and has attempted to walk at each heart walk event since her surgery. For the past 5 years, the Heart Mini has always been encouraging and supportive throughout all of Bella's heart journey. Bella was blessed with a very caring heart and we are extremely blessed she was able to have surgery to correct her congenital heart defect.
It has been my goal each year as Bella's mother to organize a team in her honor while supporting the research and funding of the AHA. Without Bella's life-saving surgery, we would not be blessed with her gracious presence today.
Thank you in advance for your support!