SUPERIOR, Wis. –
A South Range toddler is in the fight of her life as she awaits a life-saving heart transplant at the Mayo Clinic.
Hundreds of community members rallied together Saturday in Superior for a spaghetti feed at The Beglian Club.
The money raised will go to 1-year-old Aria Rose Grams, as her family struggles to make ends meet.
Aria Grams has spent the last three months at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on a machine keeping her alive.
She fell ill about three months ago and began having heart attacks.
It was then the young girl was diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy.
Medical bills, travel expenses and the daily cost of living are piling up for the Grams’ family as they spend their days away from their jobs, on medical leave.
“It’s really been a bittersweet thing that we’re doing this. Bitter because of Aria but sweet because the people are so kind and they sacrifice their time and have helped out in every way, it has been amazing,” said Aria’s Grandmother Billie Van Ert.
“The support has been fantastic. The businesses and people that don’t even know Aria have been helping out in many ways,” said Aria’s great aunt Sue Van Ert.
To follow Aria’s journey on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heart-Warrior-Princess-Aria-Rose/1455768868059670?fref=nf
To donate: http://www.gofundme.com/ariarose15
You can also send monetary donations to Aria’s grandma’s home: Billie Van Ert 6061 South Cty. Rd. E Poplar WI. 54864.