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Tessa’s Travels

Five-month-old Tessa was being treated for persistent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia, an condition that caused her to seizure, to be hospitalized, and which placed her at risk for various medical situations and possibly even death. Tessa needed a test to pinpoint the area where insulin is produced. The only hospital unit that offered this test was in Philadelphia. A plea was made to the Help Fill A Dream Foundation and arrangements were made to get little Tessa to Philadelphia immediately and support her family with travel and accommodation expenses while Tessa was receiving her tests.