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Lyric gets a new heart

lyricThree days ago, 2-year-old Lyric’s future looked pretty bleak. Her heart was so big it couldn’t pump blood on its own. Hooked up to machines in Le Bonheur’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Lyric was facing end-stage heart failure. She was struggling to breathe. Her days were numbered.

But late Saturday night, everything changed. Lyric received a new heart.

You made this gift of new life, of hope and a bright future possible. We are also thankful for families, like this donor heart family, who are willing to give such precious gifts to other children.  On behalf of Lyric’s family, thank you. They are filled with gratitude for your generosity.

Lyric’s surgery was only possible because of investments in Le Bonheur by people like you. We’ve built one of the nation’s best pediatric heart programs. We’ve recruited skilled cardiologists and heart surgeons who have many years of experience with heart failure and transplants.

You’ve helped us develop a continuum of care for those with congenital heart defects – from prenatal through adulthood. A successful heart transplant surgery is a sign that we have arrived at our goal – a comprehensive heart institute.

While we are full of joy at Le Bonheur about Lyric’s new heart, we know there are many more children waiting for life-saving care. With your help, we can care for every child who needs Le Bonheur. Will you give to Le Bonheur today – to celebrate Lyric’s new heart and to give other sick children hope?  Your gift will help Le Bonheur heal many more hearts. Thank you for your support!