Abbotsford family looking for support for nine-month-old who needs a new heart

Baby needs heart transplant

An Abbotsford baby is in need of a heart transplant.

Rennah was born with mitral regurgitation and cardiomyopathy, which means a valve in her heart does not work properly.

In just one day, she went from being a happy, healthy baby to struggling for each breath at BC Children’s Hospital," fundraiser organizer Courtland Siak said.

Rennah has since been transported to an Edmonton hospital to await her new heart.

"Once she receives her transplant, she will need to remain in Edmonton for a minimum of three months post-transplant. When she is allowed to come home, she will visit BC Children’s hospital once per week for a year, then every two weeks, and finally, once every three months. For the rest of her life," Siak said.

"Rennah’s mom and dad, Aiesha and Brendon, have more worries than any parent should ever have. Our goal here is to help relieve some of their financial burden in the coming months so they can focus entirely on being by their daughter’s side, giving her the strength she needs to fight for her life," Siak added.

Ronald McDonald House will be providing a place for Rennah’s family to stay in Edmonton.

The GofundMe currently sits at $35,000 with a goal of $50,000.

At this time it's unclear when Rennah will receive a new heart.

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