Sophie Montalbano and her lemonade standLast September, one of our North Vancouver heart warriors, Sophie Montalbano, decided to host her first lemonade stand, and she donated all the proceeds to the Children’s Heart Network. Sophie is eight years old and was born with an atrial septal defect (ASD) and right atrial isomerism. She had surgery when she was three years old and has been thriving ever since. Sophie is one of the strongest and fastest in her class. She is a great gymnast, and she loves many types of dance.

The Montalbano family has participated in many CHN events, and Sophie’s mom, Tanya, is a volunteer for the CHN gala as well as a resource parent, connecting with and supporting newly diagnosed heart families.

Thank you, Sophie, for your $200 donation and for all your hard work! ♥

“Heart Heroes: Sophie Montalbano” is from our fall 2021 newsletter, Heart Matters. See our Newsletters page for more stories and to subscribe.