Patrick Walsh is a young boy from Auckland, New Zealand, who needs help.
When Patrick was 3, doctors discovered he had been born with Ebstein's Anomaly, a rare heart defect. Patrick has been doing well so far, but his heart is beginning to fail and he needs surgery.
His condition is very rare, so having it in New Zealand is not an option. He is scheduled to have the surgery in the United States in 4 weeks, with Dr Joseph Dearani at the Mayo Clinic – an expert in this field. Patrick’s mum and dad, Melanie and John, are hoping Dr Dearani’s expertise will give their son the best possible outcome, and the best chance at a normal life.