Campbell Martinez, Louisiana
Campbell was diagnosed with Tetrology of Fallot the day she was born. On March 2, 2011, at the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, she had open heart surgery at only 6 months old.
Campbell is almost 2 years old now and she’s doing great! She loves coloring, drawing with chalk and playing with her twin sister and two older sisters. She has been an absolute trooper and a blessing to our entire family. We feel very blessed and privileged that God gave her to us!
My family and I are thankful to and support the American Heart Association because without them, the technology and studies for heart disease and stroke would not be as advanced as they are today. I believe that because of the American Heart Association, our sweet Campbell will have a healthy life just as the rest of us do!
I will continue raising money each year for babies born with TOF and other heart conditions because every child deserves a great life. Through the American Heart Association, we are several steps closer each day to making this happen.
UPDATE: This post was originally written in December 2013, and we'd like to update you on how Campbell is doing today. "She is doing amazing! She is currently playing Wee-Ball with her twin, Carrington, and has more energy than all three of her sisters put together! She is very outgoing and keeps me on my toes. We still have visits to her cardiologist every 6 months. For now, she is doing awesome and I can only pray that she stays healthy and keeps going in the right direction! Campbell will be 4 years old in August."
-Written by Trisha Martinez