Murrieta child undergoes 5th open heart surgery

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Charlotte Ramirez, 2, undergoes her fifth open heart surgery, Nov. 5. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Murrieta residents Jesus and Brianna Ramirez watched their 2-year-old daughter go through her fifth open heart surgery recently. Their daughter, Charlotte, is battling for her life. “It’s obviously been really hard, but I think as a parent you’d do anything for your kid,” Brianna Ramirez said. “We would love to be home one day.” According to Ramirez, they’ve spent about 75% of Charlotte’s life in the hospital. “Right now she’s very critically ill. Through most of it, she’s been very happy, and so that’s how we try to live our life as well,” she said. “There’s four parts of your heart and the bottom two chambers are flipped,” Ramirez said. “So her left ventricle is on the right side, her right ventricle is on the left side and it’s shifted
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