Callie was born September 2007 with an extremely rare, complex congenital heart defect. She has Pulmonary Atresia with an Intact Ventricular Septum, MAPCA’s & Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome. Up to this point she has had 8 heart surgeries,13 heart caths & over 30 blood transfusions. Callie and her family live in Florida and all of her surgeries are performed at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in California due to the severity of her heart condition.
In the past few weeks Callie's oxygen has dropped drastically and an echo revealed on Monday, Jan. 6 she is outgrowing her shunt she has which is her only source of blood flow to her lungs. California needs to see her ASAP and has her flying out to see them on Tuesday, Jan. 14 for a heart cath and her 9th heart surgery is on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Travel to California is a huge expense, on top of paying for lodging, transportation and meals. In these situations this family depends on the love and support of others around them. This trip is very unexpected and is happening very quickly for her family, please pray for Callie and this journey she is on.
You can read more about Callie's journey at www.caringforcallie.com