Luna the Lionhearted
After complex heart surgery and three weeks in intensive care, Luna is off the ventilator at last…and is drinking from a bottle! Is it any wonder we call her Luna the Lionhearted?
Luna is just ten months old. When we first learned about her, she had been declared “inoperable”. Since birth, Luna has struggled with lung infections in addition to her heart defect.
The first week of December, Luna had major heart surgery as the doctors in China felt it was her only chance to survive. Although there were many days that Luna’s doctors were not optimistic about her survival, this tough little girl proved them wrong. This week, we were thrilled to see her out of the ICU and drinking a bottle!
Our volunteers visited Luna yesterday in the hospital. Her nanny typically keeps Luna swaddled so that she can’t pull the oxygen tube out with her hands. She is a feisty one!
On #GivingTuesday in early December, so many LWB supporters came through to help Luna that her initial surgery costs were funded in just one day. Since that time, Luna’s medical expenses have continued to increase due to her long recovery in the ICU. So far, supporters have donated over 20% of the total amount needed. We are so happy to see that people continue to support Luna but would love to be able to pay off her entire medical bill in early January!
Luna has proven to be worthy of her nickname, Luna the Lionhearted, and we proudly stand with her as she fights to leave the hospital.
Will you stand with Luna as well? If so, please visit her sponsorship page. Donations in absolutely any amount are gratefully accepted!