Terra's youngest son, Preston, was diagnosed with Marfan’s syndrome last year. This syndrome is a disorder that affects the connective tissues of the body including: heart, eyes, lungs, muscles, and skelaton.
Typically, this genetic mutation is inherited from a parent but Preston's was thought to be a "spontaneous genetic mutation".
In August Terra began experiencing major fatigue and pain and requested an echo. The echo revealed that Terra's aorta was severely dilated. If left untreated a life threatening dissection of the aorta can occur. In September Terra was told that open heart surgery to replace her aortic valve with a mechanical one was the only option to prevent a dissection.
If you know Terra, you know she is the most giving person and is always the first to offer a lending hand, especially when it comes to children. Not only are her own children her passion but she opens her home to foster children who need a loving and caring home, all while she has a full time job as well as pursuing her MSW
As her best friend, this is the least I can do to help her out. I will keep you updated on her recovery process.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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