The family of a Milford teen is seeking support as they help him fight a rare form of heart disease.
Cole Candalerio, 17, is battling Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a form of congenital heart disease in which the left ventricle does not develop. He was diagnosed with shortly after his born, according to GoFundMe.com page set up this week.
As part of treatment, Candelario has undergone three open heart surgeries and other corrective procedures, according to GoFundMe. The teen also has Protein Losing Enteropathy, a result of one of his surgeries, according to the GoFundMe page.
The account has set a goal of raising $25,000 to support Candelario and his family. So far, the effort has pulled in $4,462.