Sarah Returns After 7 Years — Child

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Sarah at 8 months old after heart transplant surgery.

Sarah, 2016, in the hospital undergoing more tests.

Sarah, 2016, in the hospital undergoing more tests.

Prior to her birth, Sarah’s mother was told that Sarah had Congenital Heart Disease and would need a transplant at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  But living 40+ miles away without a car was a huge obstacle to overcome. Her hospital social worker told Sarah’s mom about Steven’s Hope for Children. Soon, Sarah was a successful recipient of a heart transplant while her mother stayed at a Steven’s Hope apartment, just a couple of miles from LLUCH. When Sarah was discharged from the hospital, she joined Mom at the apartment for about 3-4 months. Finally, the doctors said Sarah was well enough to go home, and they begin their lives again.

Seven years later, Sarah is having complications – losing weight, no energy, constantly sick. After repeated trips to the doctors, Sarah needed to be admitted to LLUCH. And, once again, Sarah and her mom needed a place ot stay 40+ miles away from home for the daily treatments to fight her illnesses.

Find out more about Sarah on her Raising Hope Project page.

You can support families of seriously ill or injured children with a donation in honor of Sarah to the Raising Hope Project