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A Sad Turn for 5-Year-Old Who Had Heart Transplant

Recently, we wrote about Ari Schultz, the 5-year-old who recently received a heart transplant. Ari was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis before he was even born, according to Echo of Hope, the website his parents set up detailing his condition. Initially, Ari was doing well after his surgery, but People reported that his body is rejecting his new heart.

On Echo of Hope, his mom Erica wrote:

“He went downhill and needed operations and procedures every day this week.

As of now, he’s stable in the cardiac intensive care unit. He is deeply sedated and has a breathing tube in. He looks like he’s resting comfortably. Beyond that, he’s still in the weeds and has a lot of mostly anticipated challenges to overcome so there’s not much of a medical update.”

The family apparently also found out terrible news regarding their house: It has black mold and needs to be torn down. Because of this, their GoFundMe page is also now raising money to find a new house, as well as for Ari. The page reads:

“The Schultzes need to get Ari well, but at the same time, they need to find a place to live, and then need to rebuild their house for their family, including their other two small children Lexi and Eli.”

Please consider donating to the Schultz family while they are in a hard position right now. It’s important to small acts of kindness for those around us.

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