In 2001, Tassos Andreas was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome- a condition where the left side of his heart did not develop. Only 10 years prior to his birth, this condition was universally fatal. A 3-stage surgery was developed that has helped children with this condition survive. Tassos had his first open heart surgery at 5 days old, his second at 4 months and his 3rd at 3 1/2 years old. He has had numerous cardiac catheterizations, echo cardiograms, exercise stress-testing, neurologic studies, countless blood draws, MRIs of both his heart and his liver- all of this to make his beautiful life possible. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a center for HLHS. At CHOP, they are constantly striving to improve the quality and health of these children's lives. It is only through the generosity of others that they can continue to make the incredible progress in helping children born with HLHS, a single ventricle heart, live long, happy and fulfilling lives.
Your donation would be greatly appreciated.
Love, Kristen and John