EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSYoung Boy's Battle With Heart Condition Captures Online Attention
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 26, 2013 10:47 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 26, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
A little boy from California is making a big impact on the hearts of social media users.
Camilo Lozano was born with half a heart. The medical term for his condition is known as DORV, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), according to the Camilo's Story Facebook page administered by his parents, Sonia Avila Lozano and Michael Lozano. One in 10,000 babies is born with the condition.
Camilo had open heart surgery on Wednesday and a picture of him beside a sign that asked people to pray for him went viral online. You can see that image on our Facebook page.
After his surgery Wednesday, a post on the Camilo's Story page continued to ask for prayers as Camilo's blood pressure was very low. A Bible verse was also posted on the page late Wednesday night saying, "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."
The family issued the following post Thursday morning: "The first 24 hours are the most crucial. Trying to get him stable, comfortable and on the right amount of medication is a process. Camilo did better overnight. He is still working really hard and requiring extra support to help move things along."
For more information and updates on Camilo's Story click here.
You can send cards and well wishes to:
3410 La Sierra Ave #F531
Riverside, CA 92503
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