Congenital Heart Defect
Ireland is a spunky 7 year old from St. Louis Park. She loves to sing and dance, which is great because she wants to be a world-famous rock star when she grows up. Ireland has been in and out of the hospital since she was born because of a congenital heart defect.
An Elk River mother is sharing her family’s traumatic experience and hoping to leave other parents-to-be with one message that could save a life.
Ten thousand dollars is a generous donation to the medical field no matter who it comes from. The doctors at the Mayo Clinic say it meant a little more, however, when they found out the donor was a 14-year-old boy about to go through open heart surgery.