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Coley Candelario "I Believe" Fundraiser

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Coley was born with a congenital heart disease called Hypo-Plastic Left Heart Syndrome. This means that his left ventricle did not develop. He was brought directly to Children’s Hospital-Boston where he had three open heart surgeries as an infant and toddler, as well as several other corrective procedures. Coley is also now suffering from Protein- Losing Enteropathy (PLE). This is a serious disorder that is a direct result of one of his heart surgeries. There is no known cure for PLE. It can only be “managed” and there are only a few places equipped to help with that. This is why Coley needs to travel to Children’s Hospital-Pennsylvania. There, he will have the opportunity to meet with a doctor that has already been following Coley through his team here in Boston. He is an authority on PLE in children with congenital heart disease! We have faith that he will be able to alleviate the suffering Coley faces every day. Unfortunately, Insurance will not cover the visit or the treatments.

Coley is a sophomore in high school. Unfortunately, his compromised immune system leaves him unable to attend school on a daily basis. He is currently working on his high school curriculum through an on-line, home-study program.

Coley starts everyday ready to face all new challenges that come his way. He has an incredible sense of humor. He loves to hang out with his friends and five siblings, tell jokes and just be a kid. He is also a junior volunteer at our local hospital and has been volunteering in the kitchen at a local church for their Vacation Bible School.

Coley is a great kid with lots of plans for the future. He would like to play drums, continue with his education, attend DJ school, and be a dad someday. These are just some of the dreams we want Coley to be able to achieve. It is our job to make sure that he has as many tomorrows as possible.

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