We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement & any donations made to Sierra. Anything will help as Sierra will be on a VERY long road to recovery after surgery & will not have an income as her body is healing. Thank you for visiting! The surgery is taking place April 16th, 2018.
She was born with a right aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery, komerells diverticulum and vascular ring. In 2008 she underwent a vascular ring division at age 8 through a left sided thoracotomy.
Sierra will undergo surgery through Sternotomy. She has an aneurysm at the komerells diverticulum that will be removed. Her left subclavian artery will be removed and transplanted into the left corotid artery. Also will have an aortopexy. The chronic compression from the vascular ring and now aneurysm has caused tracheobronchiomalacia. We are praying that by removing the compression and making more room with aortopexy that her right main bronchial tube will open back up. It was confirmed through bronchoscopy that her bronchial tube is collapsed 75%at rest and 100% with exertion.
Again thank you so much & we will keep everyone updated ❤️Sierra at 8 years old (first open heart surgery)
“I'm a fighter & always will be. This will be no different "
Here is the link to our Blog we are keeping an update on of Sierra
- Pamela Hammond
- Melanie Pellow
- Mr. Nelly
- Sam Riboni
- RAFAEL Andrade
Organizer and beneficiary
Grass Valley, CA