Dr. Magliato also supports various other organizations, which include:
This organization is a call-to-action campaign that seeks to empower women and girls and to eradicate gender stereotypes to create lasting and social change. Dr. Magliato and Jennifer Seibel Newsom, the leader of MISSREPRESENTATION.ORG and director of the documentary “Miss Representation” recently hosted an event at the Skirball Center to kick off the campaign in LA. www.missrepresentation.org
A WISH FOR WYATT
Wyatt was born on Aug. 1, 2010- 6 weeks prematurely and with a congenital heart defect, Critical Aortic Stenosis. Since there was no indication of a problem during Jennifer’s pregnancy, this came as a complete shock.
Wyatt underwent a balloon angio on August 5, which opened his aortic valve. But his heart’s left ventricle had been damaged in the womb and was unable to pump out enough blood to his body. Because of the LV problems, his mitral valve then began to leak. Wyatt struggled for 2 months in the ICU.
Egleston hospital in Atlanta did the best they could, but finally admitted that Wyatt’s only option was a heart transplant. Transplanted hearts live an average of 12 years and have a 60% chance of survival all together. If Wyatt did survive, he might be eligible for a 2nd heart, but 3rd hearts were rarely transplanted.
On the advice of Jamie Annarino, Clint and Jen sent Wyatt’s medical records to Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. del Nido said that he could operate on Wyatt’s heart and avoid a heart transplant.
On October 12, Wyatt was flown to Boston and on the 19th, underwent open heart surgery to repair his aortic and mitral valves. The surgery was a success! After 2 months in the ICU, his left ventricle recovered and he was sent home: a few days before Christmas and for the first time in his little life.
Today, Wyatt’s heart is still recovering and he will most likely require more surgery on his mitral valve. Hopefully it will be later, rather than sooner.
We are EXTREMELY grateful for all of the love and support of our family, friends, employer, community and the kindness of strangers. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Donations for medical expenses are gratefully accepted. PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org or Clint Tomasino 1130 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 http://www.facebook.com/Awishforwyatt