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This fundraiser ended on 09/06/11

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This is the Lil D Heart Transplant Fund. The funds will be used to help Lil D and his family with medical and related expenses.

Our son Dennis (we call him Lil D) was born 1/27/11 and unknown to us he was very sick. He was born with 3 heart defects. He’s got Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, severe AV valve regurgitation, and 1 papillary muscle instead of 2. Basically his heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body effectively. All of this information was told to us on 2/7/11 after his pediatrician heard a heart murmur and sent us to see a cardiologist and get an echocardiogram on him. He was then airlifted to Wolfson Childrens Hospital in Jacksonville where they evaluated his situation for a week. The two primary cardiologists decided that they would not be able to do the normal surgeries to correct the defects and that he needed to be sent to Shands in Gainesville (two hours away from where we live) under the care of Dr. Bleiweis for a heart transplant. At 1am on 2/17/11 Lil D arrived at Shands and by 2/18/11 he was listed on the heart transplant list. He is high up on the list because he is on a ventilator and on cardiac medications.
We have been told that the average wait for a heart is 1 to 4 months. We are now waiting and praying to get that call that a heart has come available for our son.
The money raised will go to medical expenses and related costs.
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