Lexi gives heartfelt thanks for new bike

Lexi Oliver is enjoying a normal childhood after three rounds of heart surgery, out for a ride on her new bike, donated by Heartkids WA. d397082
Lexi Oliver is enjoying a normal childhood after three rounds of heart surgery, out for a ride on her new bike, donated by Heartkids WA. d397082

Born without a right ventricle, Lexi had a rare congenital heart defect and needed several operations. Her third operation was a Fontan Procedure in 2009.

The procedure was a big success, with Lexi now running around like every other eight-year-old girl.

‘She is doing great. She is in Year 3 and loving life. We just have to keep an eye on her and go for her check-ups, but nothing is stopping her riding her new bike,’ her mother Cath said.

Last month, Heartkids WA donated the purple bike ” which was built by local business people ” to Lexi.

‘Corporate Team Challenge work with local businesses to run team-building exercises, and one of the exercises was to build this bike that was given to Heartkids WA, who in turn passed it on to us,’ Mrs Oliver said.

‘Since she received it, Lexi has been riding it all the time.’