About Miles Bejarano
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In Chicago, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local baby, Miles Bejarano.
Miles is the son of Angel and Roxanne Bejarano. Born on November 16, 2013, Miles was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. The doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Chicago in Illinois have recommended a life-saving heart transplant. An estimated $60,000 is being raised by volunteers.
His heart condition was found by accident, he did not have normal symptoms of someone with heart problems. Miles is known for being such a happy baby that his heart condition would never have been known if it wasnt for his visit to the Emergency Room, so it was a blessing in disguise. He went into the ER because after one minute of tummy time he turned blue and wasn't breathing right. After observation, Miles was okay but a resident requested to do an x-ray to look at his heart and it showed he had Enlarged Heart in the left ventricle.
After further tests, it showed Miles is in critical condition, but all the doctors were shocked to see how normal his behavior was since he had such a sick heart. According to the doctors and lab results, Miles was born with this condition and was slowly struggling with very minimal symptoms that were not known to be related to a heart condition. The only real first sign related to the heart condition was sweat, Miles started to recently sweat a lot but his pediatrician stated that it was normal. Miles is in critical care at Lurie Children's hospital and waiting on the heart transplant list.
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