Zoe was born with a congenital heart defect called Double Outlet Right Ventricle. Her arteries did not connect to the correct areas of her heart, and there was a hole between two of the chambers.
Before Zoe was even 3 years old, three surgeries and more than nine blood transfusions were required to fix her tiny heart.
The transfusions gave Zoe the strength to undergo surgery by increasing her blood oxygen levels and red blood cell counts. They also made an impression on her dad, Tyler, by showing him just how important blood donation is.