Frank Ing with Mateo and his parents

Born premature at 25 weeks in April 2021, Mateo had a PICC line (similar to an IV, but a thicker and more durable tube) placed in his right arm to deliver fluids, nutrition and medications into his body. The PICC line was removed when an infection and a blood clot developed.

Diagnosed with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome, Mateo was transported to UC Davis Children’s Hospital last August for an interventional cardiac catheterization that proved to be a game changer.

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