Aurora ( Rori) Shane Heart Surgery

All - once again let me thank you for your support for my granddaughter and family. This is my 2d update.
Below you will find a short video on Rori’s departure for Stanford Medical Center in CA. She departed today at 2:00 PM EST.

FYI - I have provided you a link where you can familiarize yourself with her condition and surgical procedure Dr. Hanley will do.

Once again, Thx for your support, thoughts and prayers.

Respectfully, Jim

James E. Shane
Brigadier General, US Army (R)

Aurora Hope Shane (picture), affectionately known as "Rori was born without two valves in her heart and with no artery directly from her heart to her lungs. It's a rare genetic condition she inherited that has left her using a feeding tube, breathing half pure oxygen, and having non stop around the clock care.

Thanks to Norton’s Children hospital in LouisvilleKy, a world class surgeon has agreed to perform life saving open heart surgery on Rori atvStanford University in California. He has pioneered ground breaking techniques and has the highest success rate of any surgeon in the field. After weeks of careful consideration the surgeon has determined that their cardiac unit can help save Rori's life. She is scheduled for surgery 18 April.

We are asking for your support. Any contributions will be used to pay for travel and living expenses to ensure that Rori gets the necessary parental support and the life saving surgery she needs. Should you desire to help please make your donation to the “ Gofundme” website. Any donation would be deeply appreciated, but most importantly, we ask for your thoughts and prayers during this critical period.

Thank you and God Bless!

James & Jen
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James Shane 
Frankfort, KY
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