A pediatric heart transplant recipient.
“We found out Richie had heart complications when he was about 3 months old. He was born with multiple holes in his heart and we were worried. After many surgeries, a heart was found. We are grateful for Richie and the team at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. It was at the hospital where we learned about Harboring Hearts – we have found such a strong community of families like ours on heart journeys of their own.”
Everyday, Richie continues to get stronger. Today, Richie is 8 years old, a heart transplant recipient and a big brother! He loves his little sister and takes great pride in his job as an older brother. He also enjoys activities like basketball! During Harboring Hearts’ Family Fun Day at the Nike Store in SoHo, Richie played alongside other pediatric heart surgery patients, and celebrated their strength together during Heart Month in 2018!