It's that time again, time to put on those runners and venture 14kms to the surf, why? Because of a beautiful little boy named Harley, a little boy who showed so much strength and courage as he fought his relentless fight.
Harley was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome on 20/12/14.
Harley basically had half a heart, his left side never developed for all the babies born with this heart condition immediate Open Heart surgery is required in the first few days of being born.
Harley underwent his 1st open heart surgery at 3 days old, then again at 4 mths old. Harley was born a fighter and that he did!!
He fought so hard through everything!
Harley suffered a cardiac arrest on 15th October 2016 at 10mths old which his little heart never recovered from, the cardiac arrests that he received on October 15th also caused severe brain damage which meant Harley had to relearn EVERYTHING like drinking, eating, movement of his limbs and more. The last 6months of Harley's life was spent mostly in hospital with endless procedures and medications being put into and happening to his little body.
I was lucky enough to work with Harley and his family over the last couple of months of Harley's life. He was such an inspiration! He taught me to appreciate every little part of my life and to always strive to be even half as strong as he was. And for that every year I will put on my runners and venture 14 kms to the surf to help raise money for other little kids fighting the same fight.
❤💙❤️ Harley Is My Heart Hero 💙❤💙