Adelaide’s strength in overcoming the daily challenges of transplant

Adelaide with Charlie 2018

Adelaide was born with hypo-plastic left heart syndrome. She needed a miracle to survive and received one in the form of a heart transplant at seventeen days of life. Thus far, Adelaide’s main vulnerability lies in her body’s limited ability to fight infection. The life-saving medicine that she takes twice daily protects her heart by suppressing her immune system. Adelaide has suffered from a couple of illnesses that have been very difficult to overcome but her heart remains strong nearly eleven years post-transplant. Adelaide is a happy, energetic and loving fifth grader who loves to sing, play piano, pray the rosary, ride horseback, swim, go for bicycle rides, and have an all-around good time with friends, family and often has a great time entertaining herself.

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