Congenital Heart Defect: Paisley’s Story

In our efforts to help raise awareness this week for congenital heart defects, we revisit Charity Arnold, mother of Paisley Mae.  Paisley’s story was featured here on our blog a while back and we have watched her progress via social media ever since. Take a moment to read her story along with this update.

“It’s been almost two years since we received the devastating news that Paisley would need a heart transplant to survive. Little did we know how hard she would fight, and how many lives she would touch. Paisley is now almost 2.5 years old and just like any other toddler. She is funny, caring, and so smart. She is learning her ABC’s and can count to 10! We now only have check-ups for her heart every three months, and knock on wood, everything has been looking great. We left the hospital with 14 medications and she is now on only 2!!! She amazes us everyday, and we know how blessed we are to have her here with us. Not a day goes by that we don’t think about or pray for our donor family, they made such a tough decision in a devastating moment. Forever we will be grateful to them for saving our beautiful girl.”

-Charity Arnold, February 2015


Little Miss Paisley Mae, almost 2 years post heart transplant.

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