Diagnosis: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Last Update: 11/12/21
Ruby Anne was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). HLHS affects normal blood flow through the heart, and as the baby develops during pregnancy, the left side of the heart does not form correctly. This condition is one type of congenital heart defect. Her dad Kevin is a pediatric nurse, and her Mom Jessica is a stay-at-home mom to their 19-month-old son Teddy and Ruby Anne. Because of her heart condition, Ruby underwent open-heart surgery at only five days old and did not 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 expenses, such as gas, food at the hospital, and the bills from either Kevin's time off work or medical bills.