Family of a sick little kid looking for big help

Nico's JourneyLANTANA — Little Nico turned 1-year-old on Thursday.

So far, life hasn’t been easy for him. Nico, you see, was born with a congenital heart defect known as Transportation of the Great Arteries, meaning his two main arteries were reversed, not allowing him to make oxygen for himself.

When Nico was born, he had has liver, kidney and brain damage from lack of oxygen. He suffered six seizures in the first 48 hours of his short life.

He underwent eight hours of open heart surgery. The battle, however, was far from won as Nico still needed blood transfusions and help breathing.

Nico’s family is holding a fundraiser on Sunday at Heroes Sports Bar and Grill on N. 3rd Street to help the little guy’s fight against a dreadful heart disease.

If you want to support, a $10 donation buys food, live music, raffles and an auction.

The event is scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 561-328-9909.

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