By all appearances, Nicholas is a happy, healthy baby. But until recently, his very survival was questionable.
Nicholas was born with cardiomyopathy, a disease that causes the heart to lose its ability to pump blood. After a short stay in a local hospital, Nicholas was transferred to Children’s with congestive heart failure.
I was scared out of my mind,” says his mom, Kelly. “He was lying there, not moving, with wires attached to every part of his tiny body. He looked totally helpless. It was just tragic.”