Marcia Colvin is eager to hear her daughter’s pretty singing voice again.
RaeAnah Eidson, who was born with a rare heart condition, knows more about physical pain and discomfort than most 12-year-old girls. She struggles to get a good breath. And that once pretty singing voice is quiet now, because carrying melodies is too much of strain on her body.
“She used to sing and we’d go to churches and sing as a family and she cannot sing a song now,” said Colvin. “Halfway through the song she’ll start (catching her breath).”
But her struggles will hopefully get better soon.
The Madison County Middle School sixth grader, who loves talking with her friends and designing clothes, will travel to Cincinnati with her mother for a procedure in June to relieve a pulsating mass on her trachea that doctors say is blocking 50 to 55 percent of her wind pipe.
The condition is somewhat complicated. And Colvin has a thick binder full of medical documents that tell the long story of her daughter’s medical troubles.
Eidson was born with a “double-aortic arch,” meaning she had two aortas at birth. A surgery was performed on her heart when she was 13 weeks old.
Marcia Colvin gets a hug from her daughter RaeAnah Eidson.
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