This is Aurora Raine.
Aurora was born August 10, prematurely to Monica Savoie & John Williams. At Aurora's 3 day check up her parents discovered she has three heart defects, resulting in a NICU stay.
#1.Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) is an opening between two blood vessels leading from the heart
#2. Atrial Septal Defect which is a hole in the wall between the heart's upper chambers.
#3. Pulmonary Valve Stenosis - This is the valve separating the right ventricle (one of the chambers in the heart) and the pulmonary artery. The pulmonary artery carries oxygen-poor blood to the lungs. Stenosis, or narrowing, occurs when the valve cannot open wide enough. As a result, less blood flows to the lungs.
September 9th, Monica & John discovered the hole in her heart is getting smaller and the opening has closed. However, the Pulmonary Valve Stenosis is two times worse than it was at birth. She will absolutely need surgery within the next week at Cooks Children's Hospital in Fort Worth. They are currently waiting on the phone call from Cooks Children's Medical Center with the exact date for surgery.
John has had to take off of work for NICU stays, and important doctors appointments in regards to Miss Aurora Raine. Monica has been at home caring for Aurora, her heart conditions and premature birth make being a newborn more difficult for Aurora. They have two other children, who love their baby sister. There has been many extra necessary expenses for them this past month, as well as the long road they have ahead that starts with Aurora's surgery. Please help Ms. Aurora Raine heal her heart!