When Ashlyn Duy received a letter asking him to participate in a fundraising tennis tournament for Children’s Health, he felt he wasn’t receiving it just because his name was on a roster of high school tennis players. He felt like this letter was just for him. “It was like one of those meant to be things. I was like, ‘Wow, I was just treated there less than a year ago, and now here’s this letter and the tournament is coming up in a couple of weeks.’” Ashlyn had surgery at Children’s Medical Center Dallas for tachycardia, an abnormally high heartbeat that comes on without warning. Doctors corrected it with surgery on the nerve that caused his heart to overexert itself. The surgery was so successful he only needed one follow up visit. He was able to return to all activities, including tennis, so he jumped at the chance to raise money for Children’s in a tennis tournament. Ashlyn reached out to as many people as he could to sponsor him, and in three years of participating in the tournament he raised more than $30,000 for Children’s.
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