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Jaclyn Tolar

Jaclyn Tolar

When I was 28 weeks pregnant, we found out our baby was missing half of his heart. We were scared. We cried. We researched and anticipated having a baby born with Congenital Heart Defects CHD).

Coleman was born in April 2013. We were ready for him to go into have surgery soon after his birth. But he was lucky when he was born, his unique defects allowed him to skip the first of a series of 3 surgeries.
Coleman has his first heart cath at 6 months and his first open heart surgery (the Glenn) at 6 months old.
Coleman has his second heart cath and open heart surgery(Fontan) at 3.5 years old. He then got a post op wound infection and had to be treated in patient an extra 2 weeks.
Today Coleman is 5 years old. He turns 6 right before the heart walk!
He is doing amazing! And we are SO thankful.
We know that this is not the end of his fight though.
There is no cure.
Surgery only makes life livable.
Coleman essentially has half a heart, and this isn’t normal function for a body. His heart and body work extra hard for his single ventricle to pump blood through his body and lungs.
Essentially waiting for the heart to start failing.
Then what is the next step?
At this point, we are not sure.
Transplant is an option but exchanges one set of problems for another.

We want a cure!

Coleman is at the age of starting to understand. It can be sad explaining to him and him realizing he is different. But he is courageous.

He needs a cure!

Please consider donating to Team Coleman for the heart walk.

Please JOIN US if you can!
Coleman loves the heart walk so much. He would love for you to join us!


Thank you for visiting my page. Raising funds for CHD research is critically important and personally very meaningful to me. Please help us to fund CHD research by making a donation to my personal fundraising page. Together we can make a life-saving difference!

Sincerely,
Jaclyn

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