Monday, May 4, 2015

Mandi's Thoracic Surgery Fund

Please read Mandi's story

I suffer from an uncommon congenital defect called pectus excavatum. Basically, my sternum is being drawn inwards. My case is severe, as it is leaving me with only a few inches of space between sternum and spine. This lack of space causes my heart, lungs, and esophogus to be pressed against, causing pain, and abnormal function and shape. 

My heart is being pinned between my sternum and spine, causing a bowing shape and valve issues, severe palpitations, and a constant feeling of my heart beat. My lungs do not function at a healthy level, and Co2 is being trapped in the lower portion of... read more