Mireya was born on February 28th, 2017. Her name means ‘miracle’ in Spanish. Mireya was such a happy baby! She almost never cried and kept us laughing everyday with her energy and beautiful smile. Mireya loves to sing songs from her favorite animated movies like Sing, Moana, Frozen, My Little Pony, and Encanto. She was a fast learner and was writing her name by the age of 3. She is currently in Kindergarten and is making new friends at school.
On the afternoon of January 25, 2022, Mireya suddenly fell ill. When she was admitted to the hospital the next morning, we were told that Mireya had severe tachycardia and Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Her heart was failing. They tried oral meds but there was too much damage. After several tests, they determined that at some point she had contracted Coxsackie A, which usually causes hand, foot and mouth disease, however the virus attacked her heart instead. We never even knew she had it. Within a couple of months in the hospital, Mireya suffered a collapsed lung and was placed on a Ventricular Assisting Device to keep her alive until she was able to receive a heart. She suffered multiple strokes due to the loss of blood flow to the brain. In the early morning hours of April 2nd we received the call that they believed they found a match. On April 4th, 2022, Mireya was blessed with her new heart. It has been a long road to recovery, and Mireya will need to be on anti-rejection and other specialty medications permanently, however we are hopeful that with time and continued support and therapy, she will be able to live an abundant and amazing life!