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This is the We Heart Tony Fund. The funds will be used for Tony's open-heart surgery expenses that are not covered by insurance.

September 26, 2012 at 14 days old Tony Andy Fonua went in for his standard 2 week checkup. Lola had asked the doctor about Tony's breathing. The doctor listened to his heart and then listened once more just to verify that Tony was having irregular heart beats. He immediately sent them to do an echocardiogram heart test and within the hour Baby T.A. was diagnosed with Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) and was rushed to the Phoenix Children's Hospital. They found out that Baby T.A. has 4 heart defects but the major defect is he has 2 outlets on the right side of his heart and no outlet for the left side. The doctor explained to the parents that there's only a 1% chance that a baby will have this disease and because of this disease he had to undergo open-heart surgery on October 2, 2012. Thankfully, Baby Tony's open-heart surgery went well and the surgeon said it was one of the most challenging surgeries due to the size of the hole but he is confident that baby will do well!

Lola is the Director of Residential and Day Program Services at Hacienda Healthcare but is currently unable to work due to the extreme intensive care Baby T.A. is receiving just to prepare him for his surgery and recovery. Her husband, Tommy Lee is a full-time student at the Conservatory for Recording Arts and Sciences. Due to their situation finances have not played a role as far as discussions but reality is that it is very costly to have such an intense procedure done. If we can come together and take this financial burden off their hands that would be such a miracle just so Lola and Tommy Lee can focus on their newborn's health and recovery. We thank you all for your donations, support and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.

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