Grace is currently in foster care and has been diagnosed with a severe heart murmur. For such a little girl she already has big problems. And she needs our help. Grace has a congenital heart condition called Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). The PDA is the failure of a large blood vessel to close just after birth. This vessel runs from the aorta to the pulmonary artery and should close shortly after birth, which then directs blood flow into the newly inflated lungs. If it does not close it causes the heart to enlarge, forcing it to work harder and fluid builds up in the lungs making it hard to breath (congestive heart failure). There is a cure, but it will require special non-invasive surgery as soon as possible! It's the only option for Grace to live a long and healthy life! Grace doesn't know how sick she is and she just wants to play and do puppy stuff. After she has this surgery, Grace will live a completely normal life. She can be the delightful bundle of energy she is without endangering her heart. Grace's medical expenses will total more than $5,000. We hope you agree that it's a fair price to pay to save the life of this young rescue pup, who will bring much joy to her forever family.