Raelyn was born with multiple congenital heart defects, including pulmonary atresia, hypoplastic tricuspid valve, and ventricular septal defect. She was diagnosed at 20 weeks gestation and has been a fighter ever since. She underwent her first open heart surgery at just five days old and a second at four months old. After multiple surgeries Raelyn now operates as a single ventricle patient (half a functioning heart).
This May, Raelyn will undergo her third open heart surgery with the goal of helping her live more comfortably and give her a chance at a normal childhood. Despite her hardships she is bright, loving, and full of life. She is defying all odds, enduring life’s struggles and doing it with a smile everyday!