“My name is Matthew. When I was born I had hypoplastic left heart syndrome. When I was born I was med-flighted from Johnson City, Tennessee, on July 31, 2008 to the University of Virgina Children’s Hospital … I had three open heart surgeries by age 3.
I had good years until October 2018. I developed a cough.
The heart was producing protein which leaked into my lungs, causing casts [caulk-like plugs] to cling inside of my longs. The disease is known as plastic bronchitis. The only cure is a heart transplant.
I came back to UVA on March 5, 2019, until May, 5, 2019 when a heart was found for me. I stayed at UVA for three weeks and then was released to The Alyssa House. I want to thank my donor and his family, the medical staff and God for seeing me through this time.”
“Thank you to The Alyssa House for letting us stay here. This place has been perfect for Matthew.”
— Matthew Osborne & Family