Jayken was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare heart defect in which the left side of the heart is extremely underdeveloped. He was given a 2% chance of surviving beyond four days.

His strength defied the odds, and he underwent a procedure that bought him time. But when he was 16, time began running out. Jayken's heart began to fail, and he was admitted to Phoenix Children’s to wait for a heart transplant.

Watch now to see Jayken's journey to a new heart. Please note that this video contains footage of surgery.

Hope Is Where the Heart Is

Because of your generosity, Phoenix Children’s Center for Heart Care can continue to provide hope to patients like Jayken by offering cutting-edge medical care, innovative treatments and a nurturing environment. Your support goes beyond financial assistance—it is a lifeline for hope and healing.

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