Tamara Fisher and her daughter Evanne Fisher received help from the David Foster Foundation when Evanne was still in the womb.
Photograph by: Darren Stone, Victoria Times Colonist , timescolonist.com April 18, 2012
Evanne Fisher was receiving help from the David Foster Foundation before she was even born.
Evanne’s mother, Tamara Fisher, told an audience of politicians, public servants and business people Wednesday at the Fairmont Empress hotel that her daughter was never expected to live.
Fisher said she was told while she was pregnant that ultrasound exams revealed that her daughter had a malformed heart. The only hope was a heart transplant almost immediately after birth.
To be close to surgeons and improve her chances of receiving a donated organ, Fisher was flown to Toronto while still pregnant. The David Foster Foundation stepped in to buy plane tickets, pay rent on an apartment, buy groceries and even pay for cold-weather gear for the winter.
In the end, Evanne defied doctors’ predictions and lived about a month until a donated heart became available and was implanted. She is now seven and lives in Colwood.
Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/health/David+Foster+makes+plea+organ+donation/6481580/story.html#ixzz1sXsNb5VT
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