There is nothing special about Pola. Maybe the fact that an experienced gynecologist had not recognised an anomaly during the pregnancy. And probably the fact that Pola was born with one of the most uncommon complex, congenital heart disease. Maybe also the fight of hospitals to refuse our new-born the admission because her condition was so critical after the first surgery. And possibly not all parents are told at the intensive care unit that they should have no plans for their child, struggling for life, as there is no hope. Because there is no way that such a tiny human being, so weakened, could survive pericarditis, pulmonary atelectasis, 3rd level brain haemorrhage…

There is nothing special about Pola, because as every other girl at her age she wants to explore the world, have friends, play with her sister, watch smart (and not-that-smart) TV shows, take walk or ride a bike, even for a short moment.

There is absolutely nothing special about Pola, because we, as her parents, want everything possibly best for our child. So she grows, learns, does beautiful things and makes mistakes. Most of all, we want her to have time for all those ordinary things…

In 2016 Pola went through her third open hear surgery, performed in Münster by prof. Edward Malec Team.

There is nothing special about Pola. Except for her.

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If you happen to be able to support Pola, we would be grateful for all donations made to registered charity organisation Cor Infantis:
Dedicated accounts:
– donations in USD: PL77 1600 1101 0003 0502 1175 2021 annotation Pola Grabowska
donations in EUR: PL23 1600 1101 0003 0502 1175 2023 annotation Pola Grabowska
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