Adelaide loves riding her bicycle, doing gymnastics, going on scary rides at the amusement park and snuggling her cat, Yoda – all thanks to a heart transplant she received at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Born healthy, Adelaide developed breathing difficulties at three weeks old and was airlifted to the Stollery. Diagnosed with a heart condition, she went on an artificial heart at three months old that stabilized her until a donor heart was available at six months. Adelaide gets ongoing care at the Stollery and may need another transplant in the future, which is why her family is grateful to have a world-class children’s hospital right in their backyard. Read more.