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Community comes together for sick girl

Source: 'Sayde's Journey' gofundme page Source: 'Sayde's Journey' gofundme page
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A fundraiser for a local girl who needs a heart transplant took place Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6.

Four-year-old Sayde Lowe was diagnosed with a rare heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy/Pulmonary and Aortic Stenosis.

A few days after she was born, Sayde got her first heart transplant.

She’s spent most of her life in a Phoenix hospital. Her parents live in Rio Rico and go back and forth to the hospital on shifts. 

“She still beats her battle every single day with a smile. Regardless of what she is going through how many pokes, how many prods, x-rays, whatever it may be she still has a smile and she still goes on with her day,” said her mom, Sara Lowe.

A few weeks ago, Sayde’s family learned that she needed a new heart again. Her condition is so serious that she is at the top of the donor list as a 1A patient.

Alexandra Garcia, a family friend heard about the family's struggle and wanted to help. 

“They didn’t ask me to do this." said Garcia. "They didn’t ask for any of this, but I wanted this to be one last things that they had to worry about.”

Garcia is a hairstylist and part of a group called the Desert Storm Barbers. She and her friends are offering free haircuts for kids where all donations go to help the four-year-old girl. “Her mom has told me too like Sayde should have been gone a long time ago."

Sayde won’t let herself go.

"There is no way! This four year old she has tubes everywhere, head to toe. She’s been in and out of a coma. A lot of things throughout the way here and she is still here,” Garcia said.

The event will likely bring in more than $5,000 for the family. “Everybody is just coming together and that’s what’s really amazing about this,” said Ray Robles, a barber at The Gentlemen’s Club.

The fundraiser also included events like a car show, face painting, food vendors, DJ’s, jumping castles and photo booths.

Click here for a Sayde’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/saydes-journey

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