King of our Hearts Ride for Mav
Through it all, he remains a pint-sized dynamo who does not let anything stand in the way of his true passion - Baseball! He plays on 2 teams, little league and Buddy ball (a team for all handicapped children). He absolutely LOVES the Phillies!
In February of 2011, he developed a condition known as Protein Losing Enteropathy, PLE. This disease is more fatal than his heart condition and his heart was not "happy". We needed to replace his only valve, the tricuspid valve, with a pig valve. Post-operatively, he went into remission. Unfortunately to date, he had a big setback. The pig valve is failing already and we have 3 options to chose from, 1) Replace the valve with another pig valve; 2) Replace the valve with a mechanical valve, which means blood thinners all his life, as a child this is hard; and 3) Heart transplant using one lung. Very difficult decision to make.
This is to inform you that Mavrik's friends and family are calling upon help from the community for a fundraiser. Any donations for door prizes, raffles and auction items would be greatly appreciated.
Please make checks payable to Maria Reese
Items and checks can be sent to
700 Antietam Dr,
Douglassville, PA 19518
Sports teams: We are looking for signed/autographed items such as, baseballs, jerseys, hats, etc. Any monetary donations are also welcome.