Leiya was born on May 10th, 2012. Shortly after she was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension. She was transferred to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and had a lung transplant on July 25th, 2013. Her stay in the hospital and the procedures that she has gone through has taken an emotional and financial toll on the family. Her parents have uprooted their lives to move to Philadelphia; leaving their home and jobs to be with their daughter.