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This Valentine's Day there is a story about a brave little boy and his broken heart. No, he wasn't in a relationship that ended. His actual beating heart is broken.
Here is Anthony's story:
From the outside, Anthony looks like any other 10-year-old boy. He is an honor roll student, is active in his local church, and loves soccer, Legos, Star Wars, and magic tricks. He is seemingly normal in every sense of the word.
But unlike most 10-year-old boys, Anthony has been fighting a relentless battle against congenital heart disease, enduring multiple surgeries and procedures, countless hospitalizations, and two life-threatening infections to his heart. His heart is now so compromised that no medicine, no catheterization, no surgery can help it. At the recommendation of his doctors at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, he is now waiting for a life-saving heart transplant.
Like many families who are unable to shoulder the significant financial burden of transplant and the lifetime care it requires, Anthony’s family has entered into a relationship with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, a national non-profit organization which assists families in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. Funds are raised for COTA in honor of Anthony and can only be used for expenses directly related to his transplant related expenses. All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of the funds raised will be designated for his use. More information can be obtained at www.cota.org.
The family asks for your prayers and your help. Providing for Anthony’s medical future is not an option. It is a necessity.
Secure donations may be made online at http://cota.donorpages.com/PatientOnlineDonation/COTAforAnthonyPH/