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Young with a Failing Heart

Zsa Zsa Palagyi - 700 Club Producer

Hao Xuan and his cousin Ming had a carefree friendship full of fun and games...until Ming heard Hao had heart problems.

Hao shares, "Sometimes if I wanted to go for a run, Ming said, ‘No, you can’t do that!’"

Ming explains, "It’s because Hao is my best friend and I don’t want him to have a heart attack!"

Hao’s mother, Mrs. Zhao, recalls, "He got fevers a lot at night, so I always slept with one eye open to check on him. I was worried he’d have a seizure in the middle of the night."

Seizures came night and day.

"It was like a time bomb that would explode without warning," says Mrs. Zhao. "He’d be doing fine one second and then in a blink of the eye, he would faint. Once, he just dropped his spoon and passed out. His arms and legs started twitching and he foamed at the mouth."

Mrs. Zhao was afraid Hao was dying.

"The fear was more horrifying than picturing myself dying. It was like someone was ripping my heart out," she recalls. "And I blamed myself."

Hao Xuan’s heart continued to get worse. He could never stay warm and he caught colds easily.

Hao remembers, "My heart hurt so much. It felt like there were bad guys living inside there. My mom said I needed surgery, but couldn’t afford it."

"I was looked for ways to make just 10 cents to put towards surgery," she says. "We were helpless."

By the age of seven, Hao could no longer go outside.

His mom says, "It was like the world had fallen apart and I had been cut by an axe. He was so skinny and fragile. And his heart trouble got worse as he grew because it couldn’t keep up with his body."

That’s when CBN arranged for free heart surgery that saved Hao’s life. Now, no-one can slow him down!

Hao exclaims, "My heart doesn’t hurt anymore."

Mrs. Zhao adds, "Hao Xuan has changed so much. He’s taller, he weighs more, and he doesn’t sweat when he sleeps. CBN’s love pushed away my fear and got us through everything."

Ming concludes with joy, "Now Hao Xuan and I can be together forever!"

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