Help For Open-Heart Surgery

This GoFundMe is for my daughter Olivia, who in September of 2019, was a happy and normal high school senior. Olivia was excited to sing and perform with her singing group and participate in the school play. In November, after experiencing a week with a constant headache, dizziness and being out of breath, Olivia collapsed and was taken to the ER. Doctors discovered that her blood levels in her body were at a 2.3 out of 14 (14 being the average amount of blood a person has). She was immediately given a blood transfusion of 4 units of blood and doctors found that she had experienced two heart attacks.  Doctors discovered through many tests that Olivia has a congenital malformation of her heart, which caused it to enlarge. Her condition was rapidly worsening due to a leaking damaged mitral valve. After months of testing, Olivia underwent an open heart surgery in February to replace the valve and did not return to school.  She has been on a medical quarantine that remains through the end of the year.

 Olivia is seeing her medical team routinely and doctors believe that her blood levels being drastically low may be due to a lack of blood platelets being produced in her bone marrow because of Leukemia. This has not been confirmed, as her doctors are still monitoring her body's ability to lose then replenish its own blood supply.

Despite her health concerns, she graduated in the Spring with special distinctions in CTE (career and technical education), the Seal of Biliteracy (spanish),  a Scholastic Honoree, and she received the For Utah Scholarship to the University of Utah.

Olivia's surgery and hospital stay was $106,577.00. Our insurance has helped considerably.  We struggle, as everyone does in their own way, with making ends meet.  We are grateful for any contribution you may offer and humbly ask for any donation, however small. It all adds up and makes a world of difference. 

Mahalo nui loa, gracias and thank you very much!

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Olivia Hawley 
Taylorsville, UT