Ari Schultz, a 5-year-old boy, has been in Boston Children's Hospital for over six months. Ari was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis and evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome during the second trimester of his mother’s pregnancy. These complications eventually led to the need for a heart transplant.
On March 3, Ari received a heart transplant. And on Wednesday, he received news that he will *finally* get to leave the hospital. His reaction will absolutely melt your heart.
As you can imagine, this video spread quickly and when the Boston Red Sox got wind that all he wanted to do after getting out of the hospital was to go to a baseball field, the organization didn’t hesitate to reach out to the family and make a little boy’s day.
Simply name the date ! With you two in the house we can't lose ! https://t.co/qTF4Py6q17— Sam Kennedy (@skennedysox) June 17, 2017
There is no doubt Ari absolutely love sports. His YouTube channel is filled with them — from playing hockey in the middle of the hospital just before his transplant to him tearing up some MLB: The Show while in intensive care.
To a lot of us, sports are just something entertaining and fun and something that doesn’t have a real impact on our day-to-day lives. For others like Ari, sports are what get you through some of the hardest times you will ever face.
If you want to learn more about Ari or want to consider donating something to help cover his medical costs, you can do that at echoofhope.org.