Friends support young transplant recipient

This spring the News brought you the story of Evanne Fisher, the Colwood girl who had a heart transplant at just five weeks of age

This spring the News brought you the success story of Evanne Fisher, the Colwood girl who had a life-saving heart transplant at just five weeks of age – a process made possible by financial support from the David Foster Foundation.

On June 29 of this year the seven-year-old fainted and was rushed to Victoria General Hospital, where doctors learned the heart she received at five weeks was damaged. She was in need of another heart transplant.

Evanne was airlifted to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver where she had a pacemaker/defibrillator surgically implanted on July 5. She has since endured two heart attacks and rounds of testing before she was placed back on the transplant list at the end of July.

On the evening of Aug. 4, Evanne received her second new heart.

According to family friend, Michelle Bressan, she is recovering well, but still has a long road ahead of her.

Her mother Tamara Fisher, a single mom also raising a four-year-old son, has taken time away from work to be with her daughter. Friends of the Fishers are now rallying to raise funds to cover the family’s living expenses during Evanne’s recovery.

Bressan is organizing a car wash and barbecue on Sept. 8 at the West Shore Canadian Tire, 855 Langford Pkwy., as well as a silent auction.

To donate auction items, contact Bressan at 250-474-6580 or mfbressan@shaw.ca.

Donations to the family can also be made to the Evanne Fisher trust at any Coast Capital Savings branch. Follow Evanne’s progress on Facebook by searching for “Evanne Fisher waiting for a miracle.”

nnorth@saanichnews.com

 

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