Silas was four months old when his mom, Amanda, noticed his breathing changed. A quick trip to the pediatrician turned into a life flight to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston. Silas was immediately sedated, placed on a ventilator and diagnosed with mitochondrial dilated cardiomyopathy, a serious heart condition. A scary time for the Huffman
Although passed in 2013, the HOPE Act took effect just months ago, annually giving more than 1,000 additional potential transplant patients more…well…hope. Hope for another birthday, more memories to make and a longer life to live to the fullest. Each of those patients is in end-stage organ failure and needs an organ transplant to survive.
A record 31 LifeLink of Florida service area hospitals, 54 from Georgia and an astounding 54 from Puerto Rico, which accounts for 90% of all hospitals in Puerto Rico, will receive recognition for participation in HRSA’s Hospital Workplace Partnership For Life initiative that concluded in April, 2016, including a collective 46 hospitals being awarded Platinum
In summer of 2014, Ommy (pictured at left) and Rebecca Irizarry, with their family, were visiting Florida from their hometown near Fort Stewart, GA, to celebrate their wedding anniversary when a tragic accident – a plane crashing onto a Venice, FL beach – took Ommy’s life, as well as their daughter, Oceana’s (below, left), resulting in