Meet Isabella! She is a 12-year-old 7th grader.
While in kindergarten at the young age of five, Isabella was in critical condition at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Suffering from fulminant myocarditis, which caused her to go into cardiogenic shock, she was placed on ECMO as a last ditch effort to save her life. Several heart surgeries later, she beat the odds and survived!
Isabella has been hospitalized many times in the years since, as she now battles an auto inflammatory disorder causing fever and fluid to accumulate around her heart. She takes medication and injections to keep the flare ups at bay.
Isabella is a brave, tough young lady. She’s artistic, loves to dance and is a HUGE fan of K-Pop’s BTS. She’s been schooled at home since the first grade to keep her healthy. She receives all A’s and is even taking 8th grade math as a 7th grader! Nothing holds her back!
We couldn't take Isabella's family without the help of our amazing partners: Kroger, Planet Fitness, Canterbury Village, Masco, Hollywood Casino at Greektown, Emagine Entertainment, Absopure, DFCU Financial and Angels of Hope.