I ride to give hope to Children's Hospital Colorado patients like Maelyn.
Maelyn was born at Children’s Hospital Colorado (“CHCO”) with a severe Congenital Heart Defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Despite what would have been a fatal diagnosis if untreated, Maelyn has grown into a beautiful and energetic four-year-old. However, it has not been an easy road for Mae or her family. Maelyn has had endured twelve surgeries including three open heart surgeries and four heart catheterizations. She has spent almost 200 days inpatient on the Cardiac Floor at Children’s Hospital.
During her time at CHCO, she was surrounded by an incredible group of medical professionals that have taken her from being a fatally sick baby, to a sassy and hilarious girl who loves to tap dance, sing, and play with her Peppa Pig toys. Without the incredible people in the Heart Institute at CHCO, who have devoted their life’s work to helping kids with CHDs, Maelyn’s story would be a very different one.
The Courage Classic is not only a personal challenge, but also an opportunity to support positive outcomes and healthier futures for children like Maelyn. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.