In 2003, Abe was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This is a rare genetic disorder in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. He endured his first surgery when he was only two weeks old and has had two more heart surgeries since then. Abe may have to have more surgeries in the future and may eventually have to have a pacemaker implanted in his chest. In addition, little Abe suffers with asthma and is on various heart and seizure medications for his condition.
Abe’s fondest wish was to have a playset of his very own, and now he’s got it! A local Boy Scout troop all pitched in, came over for a day and put together Abe’s brand new playground. Now that he’s got his backyard playground, Abe won’t stay off it!