Child of the Month

Abigail Joy

Every month, we highlight a child so you can hear about the wonderful children that we help in our community. Along with Valentine's Day, February marks American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart diseases and heart defects.

In August 2016, Abigail Joy was diagnosed with a heart defect called pulmonary atresia and VSD (a hole in her heart). She was treated at Valley Children's Hospital in Madera.

Since Abigail's diagnosis, she has been in the hospital extensively. She had her first heart surgery soon after her diagnosis in August and was hospitalized for over 3 months. Recently, she has been battling two different infections that again have placed her in the hospital for weeks at a time.

Jack's Helping Hand has been there for Abigail and her family helping them with travel, food, and lodging. We will continue to assist her as she grows up with anticipated future doctor appointments and procedures.