Our ride is for Jett!
Jett was diagnosed at 20 weeks in utero with DILV (Double Inlet Left Ventricle). He only has half of a heart with the working ventricle performing like a left ventricle. Jett was born at Children's Hospital Colorado. He had his first open heart surgery at just 5 days old where they put in a BT Shunt. Jett had several hospital stays during the first 3 months of his life and had his second open heart surgery, the Glenn Procedure, done at 3 months old. Jett had his third open heart surgery at 2 1/2 years old where they did the Fontan Procedure. He also had a significant amount of heart muscle removed from inside his heart that was obstructing his blood flow. That surgery was 9 hours long. Dr. Max Mitchell performed all of Jett's heart surgeries and is a real life Super Hero along with all of the Nurses and Doctors who have cared for him! Our FAVORITE Cardiologist is Dr. Villavicencio! She has been Jett's Cardiologist since before he was even born and is THE best! Jett has also had several Cardiac Catheter Procedures. Jett has had some very difficult and scary times, but he is doing great!
Jett is 4 1/2 years old! He loves to ride his bike and his scooter. He loves to make friends and is very outgoing! He is fiesty, but also very sweet, cuddly, and sensitive. Just by looking at him you would never know that he has a serious heart issue. He has both an older sister and younger sister that he loves so much! He has the most contagious laugh and his eyes sparkle when he smiles! We can't imagine what life would be like without him! We are SO grateful for Children's Hospital and for all that they have done for him to be here with us!