HARTSDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A young Westchester County girl got action and helped raise awareness about congenital heart defects after petitioning her town board.
Jennifer Reilly, 12, from Hartsdale was born with tricuspid atresia, meaning she does not have a tricuspid valve in her heart.
As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, Reilly is on a mission to raise awareness about congenital heart defects. She had five procedures by the time she was 4.
“I had two open heart, one closed heart surgery and two catheterizations,” she told Adams.