Calista Faith Libretti is a feisty three year old who was born with HLHS. She is waiting for a date to have the Fontan surgery completed. Calista will be in a Stem Cell Research Study with Children's and the Mayo Clinic for the second time and will have her own stem cells injected into her heart for the second time during surgery. She loves to sing, dance, and talk. Calista lights up the room when she walks in and brings a smile to anyone she meets. She still has a gtube for feeding but she doesn't let this slow her down. She has definitely shown us what strength and courage is!!
Calista truly is a little miracle, and she is the reason I ride for Children's Hospital Colorado this year as #2720.
My team, the Cardiac Climbers, rides to help raise money for the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado. All the money we raise goes directly back to the HI for equipment, support and education. Over the past 14 years we have raised over $1.3 million dollars!