Emily Stringfellow, is a wide-smiled, gentle mannered girl who loves the color pink, Hello Kitty and The Little Mermaid. She is a savvy iPod Touch user and loves taking photos and listening to Katy Perry. Although she is only four years old, Emily has gone through more in her short life than most people ever will.
Emily was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome – a congenital heart defect that can be fatal at birth. Beating the odds, Emily underwent successful open-heart-surgery at one week old and a second surgery at six months old. Two months ago. Emily underwent a Fontan surgery at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – the third open heart surgery required for her condition.
Emily’s father, Stephen, her primary care taker since her birth, and her grandmother Angela LeBeau, have been by Emily’s side each step of the way.