Jolene Violeta was born on June 22, 2017. Her parents, John and Joanne, found out Jolene had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome at 21 weeks gestational during an ultrasound. This meant that the left side of Jolene’s heart was underdeveloped to the point where it had little to no function. Once born, Jolene underwent her first surgery at 1 week old followed by an open heart surgery soon after. These procedures, although scary and life threatening, went well and Jolene was able to finally go home with her parents after two months of being in the hospital. Although she was home, her battle was far from over. Two more heart surgeries needed to be performed in order to repair her heart function. On December 12th, Jolene went back into the hospital to have a heart catheterization, another way of looking at her heart’s function, and it was decided Jolene would undergo her next surgery. Her second open heart surgery was performed on December 21st. What was supposed to be an 8 hour surgery turned into 16 hours due to complications. Although the procedure went well, little Jolene’s heart couldn’t take it any longer. Our sweet baby girl became an angel on December 22, 2017. Jolene was a fighter and anyone that met her fell in love instantly.
In an attempt to ease some stress off of her family during this difficult time we are asking for any financial support in order to assist with the funeral costs. Any amount you can give will be greatly helpful and appreciated.