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Defying the Odds: Adonis Watts — Strong Will, Strong Heart

Written by Chelsea Brewer
Sunday, May 11 2014 04:00 PM

When your child is sick, you want to do whatever it takes to make them well. But what if it’s more than just a cold or flu? What do you do when the doctor tells you it’s not just an illness, but possibly a fatal disease? Such was the case for little Adonis Watts and his mother, Malachi Richardson. Not long after his first birthday, Adonis was having trouble breathing and became fatigued. The Bakersfield boy was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, but after a month of antibiotics and rest, he wasn’t getting any better. After taking Adonis back to the doctor, Richardson was devastated to learn the correct diagnosis of her son’s illness: Cardiomyopathy, a disease where the heart muscle deteriorates, often leading to heart failure....

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