Harper’s Brave Battle In Today’s Herald Sun Australian Newspaper

Harper’s Brave Battle In Today’s Herald Sun Australian Newspaper

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Harper Warsow is only 5 years old and has a huge battle ahead of her. She is fighting for her life with the loving support of her parents. This Christmas, Harper will be at the Royal Children’s Hospital for treatment for her heart condition, where she required a much needed pace marker replacement.

Harper and family are asking for friends, extended family and the Australian community to get behind Harper due to her serious heart condition. Their goal is to raise $10,000 in 30 days. So far, they have reached over 50 percent of their goal with only 14 days remaining.

Find out more about Harper’s story at her Pledge Page here: http://peoplepledge.com.au/2013/harper-warsow/

For those who do not have access to the Herald Sun, the article transcript from the Herald Sun Newspaper written by Lucie Van Den Berg on Monday 16th of December 2013 is below if you would like to read the article.

Harper Warsow was born with a rare heart condition that has threatened her life on more than one occasion. Now as she claws back from her latest heart operation, her parents are preparing her to face spinal surgery.

Wendy and Brendon Warsow say their happy-go-lucky five-year-old continues to bounce back from life’s hurdles.

They learned their baby had a heart defect in the womb, but found out the extent when she was born. Harper had congenitally corrected transpotiion of the great arteries requiring a 15-hour operation when she was four months old. She suffered two cardiac arrests and required life support during a three-month stay in hospital.

Since then a pacemarker has kept her heart in check, but two weeks ago she fell and snapped one of the device’s leads, requiring surgery. Now she needs surgery to fuse part of her spine which may leave her with a permanent disability.

Sadly, Harper’s health needs has left her family, who have two other children in financial hardship. Friend Keona Willemen has set up an online fundraiser to help. www.peoplepledge.com.au/2013/harper-warsow