A few weeks ago there was a story in this column about the Finley family, Angel and Evan, and their daughter, Svea-Jade, who was scheduled for open-heart surgery for a large heart murmur. There was a raffle and fundraiser to help the parents be able to stay at a hotel near Doernbecher Children’s Hospital because the Ronald McDonald House was full.
The happy news is that Svea-Jade came through the surgery very well, and is going home. “She is doing absolutely amazing,” Angel wrote. “We are so beyond proud of our daughter and all of her strength. We can’t express enough how grateful we are to have our princess on the path to a better quality of life she deserves. We can’t wait to have her at 100 percent.”
“Evan, Svea-Jade and I would like to thank everyone who came together and donated for the raffle,” she added. “We are breathless and stunned our community is so giving loving and caring! Thank you all so much for your love, support, concern, sharing, caring and donations.”