LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - You can call her a little soldier. At 4 years old, Addie McDonald has fought for her life since the day she was born.
Addie was born with several life-threatening medical conditions. At just a few hours old she was diagnosed Tetralogy of Fallot, a problem with the hearts structure that's present at birth.
Addie faced four different heart abnormalities. If that was not enough, she also faced Imperforate Anus. Addie had no opening at the end of her digestive tract. Her first heart surgery was at one day old. It was followed by eight other major surgeries by the time she was 18 months old.
Thanks to Make-A-Wish, this little soldier and her family got one of the most important weapons when fighting a big foe - Addie was granted a wish and the McDonald family received the best medicine in the world, rest, relaxation and time together as a family.