Posted: Mar 11, 2015 10:15 PM PDT
TUCSON – Currently at Diamond Children’s Medical Center, 4-year-old Gracie Italia Robinson may not stay at the center for long because of her never ending strength after she was born with four major heart defects.
These heart defects required heart surgery, leading to various complications such as protein-losing enteropathy.
This gastrointestinal tract condition empties her proteins into her intestine, where they are lost through her stools.
This condition affects Gracie’s health and growth, resulting in malnourishment.
Gracie needs to go to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a unique procedure that will strengthen her intestinal walls.
Her family is seeking a second opinion, as well as waiting for their insurance to go through.
They are also worried about their medical costs as Gracie battles her protein-losing enteropathy.
To fund the family, visit their funding page at mymfunding.com.