Until last summer, Jewlian was just a normal 14 yr.
old boy, but one week in June he suddenly lost
weight, was extremely sick and could barely walk up a
flight of stairs. His doctors. insisted it was just
a bad stomachache but his condition continued to
worsen. A week later, after blood tests
and x-rays, he was airlifted to Hershey Medical
Center, where doctors. discovered that only 5% of
his heart was working. "A couple more hours and I
would have died". He was diagnosed with
cardiomyopathy, a disease in which the heart muscle
swells. His heart is crushing his lungs
and stomach. For now, he is on medicine to reduce
the swelling, but his life ultimately
depends on a heart transplant. (Jewlian is somewhere
near the bottom of the transplant
Jewlian just wants to be a normal boy. He is hoping
to get lots of cards and possibly find a penpal.
His home is lined with angel trinkets and statues.
His mom, Carmen, says she's just waiting on
the Lord. She knows the Lord has a purpose for him.
Jewlian says he isn't afraid. Through his illness,
he has learned to never give up and always have
Jewlian and mom, Carmen