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This is the Destiny Bailey Fund. Funds will be used to help Destiny's mom with medical expenses / related expenses not covered by insurance

Hello Everyone.. I have started this fundraiser to help out a little girl who means alot to me. Her name is Destiny, and she lives in Tampa, Florida. She is 12 years old and has been fighting medical issues her whole life. She is currently, for a few more days in All Childrens ICU in St. Pete, FL receiving some antibodies to help battle a virus in her heart. She has recently had a pacemaker put in and still the left side of her heart was very enlarged. So they went in to do a 3D echo and a biopsy. They found a virus that has got to her heart and the left side is extremely inflamed and enlarged. She has had heart issues since the day she was born and also suffers from severe arthritis. She is currently diagnoised with miocarditis and cardiomyopthy.
Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle.Myocarditis is an uncommon disorder that is usually caused by viral, bacterial, or fungal infections that reach the heart. When you have an infection, your immune system produces special cells that release chemicals to fight off disease. If the infection affects your heart, the disease-fighting cells enter the heart. However, the chemicals produced by an immune response can damage the heart muscle. As a result, the heart can become thick, swollen, and weak. This leads to symptoms of heart failure.
Cardiomyopathy, which literally means "heart muscle disease," is the deterioration of the function of the myocardium (i.e., the actual heart muscle) for any reason. People with cardiomyopathy are often at risk of arrhythmia or sudden cardiac death or both

Destiny has been fighting her whole life just wanting to be a normal kid. Her mother is a single parent who recently has lost her job due to having to miss so much time due to the many health battles Destiny has had to face. Although Destiny has health insurance, her Mom is struggling with a minimum amount of income to make ends meet. Now to add Destiny having to facing a year of treatment to try to get rid of the virus in her heart.. her bills are adding up. Just the cost to get her back and forth to all the doctors and to pay for prescriptions is crippling her. Please everyone... give.. even if it's just alittle. Everything counts. If we all show we care.. we can help this little girl's heart.

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