The Team Nolan programme has continued its efforts to provide financial help families with sick babies.

Over the holidays the pediatric arm of the Cayman Heart Fund donated $5000 to Alvaro Mauricio Sanchez Castaneda, whose baby daughter Mirella has been hospitalized at Health City for over 4 months after many heart surgeries, according to a Team Nolan press release.

Baby Mirella was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of four congenital abnormalities.

The four defects include a ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary valve stenosis, a misplaced aorta and a thickened right ventricular wall [right ventricular hypertrophy]) and Down Syndrome.

Ailian Evans, CHF Board Member & Founder of Team Nolan, said, as a heart mom it is rewarding to see that their efforts and fund-raising initiatives done in memory of her Nolan is helping others in need.

“I know Nolan is proud of the legacy that we are creating. I liked spending time with the family and giving emotional support on their journey as heart parents. I can for sure say that Nolan has taught me compassion, resilience and to never give up,” Evans said in the release.

Over the holidays, Team Nolan visited the Castaneda family and presented the donation.
Team Nolan, according to the release, raises public awareness and provides financial assistance to families in Cayman when their child is born with a congenital heart defect, assisting them with expenses associated with urgent pediatric cardiology healthcare.

Financial aid, it said, may be granted to help with accommodation or airfare; assistance with paying for utilities, food, etc or assisting with taking necessary time off work.

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