BENEFIT CLASS: Help Hana’s Heart

Hana Yago 2Please join us to raise money for Hana’s heart. We’d like to invite you to this 1.5 hour donation-based class not only to raise money, but also to send our healing energy and prayers to Hana and her family. Feel free to bring friends and share the post below with your community to ask for support.

Thank you very much,

Vanessa Racinet and the Yoga Garden team


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Hana’s Story:

Hana Marie Yago is the daughter of Paul and Kathleen Yago, close friends, neighbors and fellow new parents in our tight knit community near Alamo Square Park. Paul and Kathleen were planning a Hawaii getaway with Hana, when Kathleen decided to take Hana in to Kaiser to check out an on and off cough Hana had had for a couple weeks. This visit turned into a fight to save Hana’s life. Just one week shy of her 6 month birthday, Hana was found to have an enlarged heart due to left ventricular dysfunction and was essentially in heart failure.

Over the course of a few days, Paul and Kathleen have had their lives turned upside down as Hana’s heart has deteriorated immensely and is no longer capable of supporting her. Hana is currently at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, where she will remain until she undergoes a heart transplant. Paul and Kathleen are staying at in a small room on the Cardiac ICU unit where they can remain close to their daughter. As no one can know when a heart will become available, the costs of keeping Hana stable until that time will be substantial. We would like to help remove some of the financial burden for Paul and Kathleen so they can focus on taking care of Hana. All donations will go directly to Paul and Kathleen to be used towards her care.

See Hana’s GoFundMe page here to see updates or make a donation.

Hana Yago