Baby Xander needs a new heart!
During a 34 week ultrasound, Alyssa and Ray experienced a horrible surprise as they were told baby Xander had critical aortic stenosis, a congenital heart defect that was inherited through Alyssa’s family. They were then immediately sent to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and within an hour they were seen by the top pediatric cardiologists. They were told once the baby was born, the doctors would perform a balloon valvuloplasty which is a tiny catheter inserted in Xander’s heart that helps expand his narrow aortic valve to allow more blood flow to the body. Due to the narrow aortic valve in the womb, the only set backs were that his left ventricle and mitral valve were overworked and severely damaged as well.
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July 17, 2018
My husband David and I have decided to start tithing our 10% of incomes to Xander’s heart fund! It may not be much, but we can’t sit by and watch this beautiful family hurt. Love you guys
July 11, 2018
Sending love and prayers every day for Xander and all of you! Xoxo
July 7, 2018
You and your sweet baby are in our prayers. Always thinking of you ❤️ Love, Anthony and Kim
July 7, 2018
Prayers for Xander and for you all as well.