Athena Jane's smile has blessed us since April 16, 2018. Her spirit is both graceful and strong but, as fate would have it, she was born with a rare, congenital heart disease called Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), and a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), a malady that always follows on DORV's heels.
In normal conditions, the aorta leads to the Left Ventricle (LV), responsible for pumping healthy, oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. In little Athena's case, though, the aorta is actually connected to the Right Ventricle (RV), whose job is to send blood to the lungs so it can be replenished with oxygen. With this severe case of misconnection, oxygen-depleted blood is pumped through her body instead, forcing her brave but little heart to work extra hard to keep her cells oxygenated.
The only solution is a dangerous but absolutely necessary open heart surgery, a procedure that costs almost a million Pesos, but is our best and only shot at saving Athena's heart and giving her a chance to live a long, normal life.
For those of you who find it in your heart and in your means to help, and wish to do so directly, my bank info is as follow:
ACCOUNT NAME: Alyssa Erika L Borras
BPI Savings Account: 4989088993
You already have my undying gratitude for reading my humble request this far, for I'm sure every bit of good thoughts, hope and prayer helps, and that gratitude will be multiplied a thousandfold if you're able to contribute to saving my little girl, and share this message so others may see it as well.