❤️Heart Help for Dylan❤️

My nephew, Dylan O’Leary ❤️, was born with a congenital heart disease. Up until his 19th birthday, he lived a pretty normal lifestyle. He was very athletic, and extremely active in the world of hockey. During his grade 12 school year, he was drafted to play with a Junior A team, the Woodstock Slammers in Woodstock, New Brunswick. Little did he know that being given such an amazing opportunity would be amazing in more ways than one. Unbeknownst to him and our family, this would be the year his congenital heart disease was discovered. Because of a fluke collar bone break during a Woodstock Slammers’ game in Prince Edward Island, he was brought to hospital and it was only then that his condition  was discovered. The attending doctor was amazed that Dylan had played such a competitive level of hockey, and had never known of his heart condition. He was immediately taken off the ice and doctor’s orders were he would never be allowed to return to play competively again.  There are two issues with Dylan’s❤️ heart. He has what’s called Coarctation of the Aortic Valve. In the spring of 2015, he was flown to Halifax to have a stent inserted to open up his aorta to allow blood to flow more easily to his heart.  Over the past four years, there have been numerous trips for Dylan ❤️ and his family back-and-forth to Toronto to monitor his heart disease developments . The second issue with Dylan’s ❤️heart is what’s called a Bicuspid Aortic Value. The cardiologist in St. John’s preferred that Dylan ❤️ see a cardiologist in Toronto because he was young. They recommend he have a procedure done called “The Ross Procedure”. This procedure will be done on November 27, 2018. Dylan❤️, along with his family, will travel to Toronto. He will have to stay in Toronto for a minimum of two weeks.  He will not be able to work for three months post surgery. To alleviate some of the financial burden that will be required to cover the cost of travel, accomadations and post surgery healing, I have created this Go Fund Me page.  When I first mentioned this idea to my sister, who was stressing over the health of her son and worrying about how things were going to work out financially, she told me she didn’t want me to do such a thing. Well sister, I went against your wishes. I hope you can forgive me.  One final thing, thank you to anyone out there who is in a position to help my nephew and our family.  Your thoughtfulness and kindness is truly appreciated.  Much love from our hearts to yours. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Cindy Salvato  
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
  • Kevin Sellars 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Dave & Marlene Gulliford 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Sharon Moores 
    • $25 
    • 32 mos
  • Rosena Bill Hartery 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer

Sheilagg O'Leary 
Organizer
Carbonear, NL
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