About three months prior to her birth, Haley’s doctor discovered that she suffered from a deformity called a bilateral radial club hand. Her arms were curled up into her chest and, to try to correct the condition, her doctors had to break her tiny arms and realign them, inserting pins to keep them in the correct positions. Every year, Haley endures three to four surgeries to take out the pins and re-insert them. In addition to her deformity, Haley also suffers from a heart condition called patent ductus arteriosis, in which the connecting blood vessel between the pulmonary artery and the aorta stays open. Haley endured her first heart surgery at 6-weeks-old and will have to endure another one in a few years.
Haley’s wish was to fill her room with all things Tinker Bell, her all-time favorite fairy. The walls were painted a very “fairy” shade of purple with pictures of princesses, Tinker Bell and all of her fairy friends to match. Haley even received a Tinker Bell canopy bed, a play kitchen, a brand new purple rug and even a TV and DVD player with plenty of Disney DVDs for her to enjoy! What a “fairy” good wish, Haley!