Why I'm Running
This event is AMAZING!!! You fall in love with all 10 of the kiddos each year.
About Team Enzo

Our warriors name is Enzo! He was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect (CHD) called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) at 20 weeks gestation; this means that the left side of his heart stopped forming at 12 weeks gestation & it doesn't pump. We knew he was going to have to have at least 3 open heart surgeries (Norwood, Glenn, & Fontan) before he was 4 years old.

Enzo was born at Cleveland Clinic Main SDU on June 2nd, 2015 weighing a whopping 7lbs 13oz and looking shockingly healthy for a baby with half a heart. From the moment he was born he stole the hearts of all the doctors & nurses. We knew from day 1 he was going to be a fighter. He had his first open heart surgery called the Norwood at 3 days old & his surgeon Dr. Stewart said he had one of the smallest aortas he’s ever repaired. He came home 13 days later on no feeding tube & surprising everyone with how well he handled everything!

He did fairly well at home & had his second open heart surgery called the Glenn at 5 months old & came home just 3 days post op. He unfortunately had a set back and was readmitted with a wound infection. His chest had to be opened back up less than a week post op & be cleaned out of infection. His chest remained open & he stayed in the hospital for a month on IV antibiotics. Once home, he lived a normal toddler life & was on no medications. He had his final stage of surgeries called the Fontan in September 2018. He came home a week post op & has done extremely well.

He is the best big brother & loves his sister Stella immensely! He is incredibly smart & loves to play outside!

Thank you so much to Anytime Fitness & A Special Wish Cleveland for everything you do! Enzo has been through so much in 5 years & he continues to do it with a smile on his face! He is a brave warrior & I couldn’t be more proud of him! He is our real life super hero!

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