Madison – Age 2.5 – Belize
Shortly after birth, mom Leonella, noticed her baby, Madison, was having a hard time breathing and not gaining weight. Doctors diagnosed her with atrial septal defect, a congenital heart defect comprised of a hole between the heart’s two upper chambers. After an exhaustive search, Madison and her mom found HeartGift, who agreed to help! Madison underwent a successful open-heart surgery to close the hole. Immediately, the toddler felt better had lots more energy and many more smiles!