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Columbus family relocates to Boston for their little 'heart warrior'

(Source: Katherine Elliston) (Source: Katherine Elliston)

(WTVM) – A miracle baby – that’s how you would describe one infant who was born with a very critical congenital heart disease and endured two open heart surgeries.

Jason and Katherine Elliston, from Georgia, recently moved to Boston after their daughter, three-month-old Penelope Rue, was diagnosed a congenital heart disease. Rue has been receiving medical treatment at Boston Children's Hospital.

Their move to Boston was important so that their daughter could receiving the medical care she needs.

Rue has undergone the first of three stage palliation open heart surgeries, but for the rest of her life, she will live with a heart that only utilizes one of her ventricles.

With multiple medical bills including prescriptions, surgeons, cardiologists, dieticians and much more, the family is raising funds to help cover these expenses.

“She is such a sweet baby girl and is so loved. Please consider donating to help our family. We have already done so much to fund her care and given up so much. We love her dearly and it's all worth it,” The Elliston’s said on their GoFundMepage.

Rue is expected to begin stage two of her surgery on March 15. 

A Facebook page, ‘Praying for Penelope Rue – Heart Warrior,’ is set up to follow her journey.

If you would like to help this family financially please click here.

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