LEXIAM HEART FOUNDATION
- Children & Youth
- Health & Medicine
LocationPO BOX 91413ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87199 United States
The mission of Lexiam Heart Foundation is to provide support to children and families affected by Congenital Heart Defects, with priority given to families residing in New Mexico, through financial assistance, community resources to support education and emotional wellness, and to raise public awareness of Congenital Heart Defects.
The name "Lexiam" was chosen to show both sides of the Congenital Heart Defect battle. Lexi is Leslee’s daughter. She was born in 2013 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. She has had all three of the required surgeries and will eventually need a heart transplant, but she isn’t there quite yet. Her family relocated to Denver for weeks at a time to accommodate Lexi’s condition and get her the required care she needed, leaving their support system in New Mexico to do so.
Liam is Brittany’s son. He was born in May 2015 with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), Ventricular septal defect (VSD) and Pulmonary Stenosis. He passed away at 21 hours old after enduring open heart surgery.
Both Lexi and Liam have fought with unimaginable strength, even though both families currently fight different battles. Lexi goes to the appointments, has the surgeries, and takes the medicine. Liam lost his earthly battle, but he continues to live on in the hearts of those who loved him.