Ruby Anne was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. This means the left half of her heart is missing. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart. As the baby develops during pregnancy, the left side of the heart does not form correctly. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is one type of congenital heart defect. Congenital means present at birth.
Kevin(dad) is a pediatric nurse and Jessica (mom) is a stay at home mom to there 19 month old son Teddy and the new addition Ruby Anne. Because of her heart condition Ruby has already undergone open heart surgery at five days old and didn’t go home from the hospital until she was over five weeks old. She will have her second surgery in August and she has already had two additional hospital stays because of mild viruses that caused her oxygen to dip dangerously low. Because of this and the young age of Teddy, Kevin has had to take extended family leave time without pay. We ask that you please pray for Ruby’s recovery and know that any donation, regardless of how small, is greatly appreciated. Any money donated will go towards gas, food at the hospital, and the bills from either Kevin's time off work or medical bills.