Bella was born with a severe Congenital Heart Defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome on March 18, 2013 in the Special Delivery Unit at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. HLHS is a single ventricle heart defect in which the left side of the heart does not form. This type of heart defect is fatal if untreated and requires three open heart surgeries to repair the defect, typically by the age of 3. Bella had her third and final planned open-heart surgery to complete her repair on April 4, 2016. While her repair is complete her life with a Congenital Heart Defect will never end. She needs continued cardiac care.
CHOP is so important to us and Bella's journey. The care she received and continues to receive is second to none and we need to support the Cardiac Center so that Bella and every child with a CHD receives the BEST care and treatment!
“From the bottom of all the hearts we touch, from the bottom of all the hearts we work on, from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you.”
— Stephanie Fuller, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon