My name is Anthony, Andrew's father. Andrew was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome before he was born. He was born on March 20, 2018 and the fight began. Andrew had his first open-heart surgery a week after he was born and from then on lived a very difficult life in Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He passed away with me and my wife holding him on May 20, 2018 at exactly two months old.
God gave me a gift, not of running itself , but the love for running. Myself and a team of others will be running multiple races as long as we can, including 5K's, half marathons and the Los Angeles Marathon on March 24th, 2019 in honor of my son and to raise awareness for congenital heart defects.
If you want to join the team, please message me!
We are asking anyone that can, to donate too this cause. Whether it's $1,$100, or $1000, all proceeds will be donated Childerens Hospital Los Angeles. The staff (the AMAZING nurses and doctors) and the institution itself, played a huge roll in Andrew's life. If you choose to donate, thank you so much on behalf of myself, my wife Kaitlyn, and the running team.