When Isaiah Columbia was born in September 2004, his parents, Kathryn and Robbie, already knew they had a long road ahead of them. But little did they know, there would be dozens of other families in the area experiencing the same thing.
The struggle began when Kathryn was only 20 weeks into the pregnancy. Doctors told her that her unborn child had hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
“Basically, he only has the right side of his heart as the left didn’t develop properly and does not function,” Kathryn said.