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4 Year Old With H.L.H.S. Getting Donations From Tough Mudder Competition

Four year old Arianna Zamora, of Andrews, has already had three open heart surgeries.

ANDREWS -- Four year old Arianna Zamora, of Andrews, has already had three open heart surgeries.

She's struggled with heart problems all of her short life, and needs a heart transplant.

So two Andrews residents are trying to raise Arianna money that she will certainly need in the near future.  They're doing it with a Tough Mudder competition.

When you think of Tough Mudder you might think of people trying to prove themselves as the toughest ones around.

What you might not think of is a little girl who needs help.

Arianna Zamora has H.L.H.S., a disease that causes part of her heart to be underdeveloped.

"They recently informed us that she would need a heart transplant," Zamora said.

Now struggling with money, the Zamora's have some help from an unlikely pair.

Matt Roman and Paige Tyler sent Betty Zamora (Arianna's grandmother) a message, saying they'll do the Tough Mudder competition carrying a tire, specifically to raise money for Arianna.

"For somebody to want to do something this huge for my baby it means a lot," Zamora said.

Matt heard about Arianna and wanted to help.

"I just saw that she needs help and this is my way, me and Paige can help," Roman said.

The tire will be signed by everyone who has donated to Arianna.

"It goes through mud, ice, crawling over stuff, get electrocuted at the end.  It's just a military obstacle course, really," Roman said.

And no, contestants don't normally carry a tire.

But Roman and Tyler don't mind.

"It's a blessing to be able to be able to do something like that for someone that can't," Tyler said.

The Zamoras say they're grateful for any donations they receive.

If you'd like to donate you can call Matt Roman at 432-312-8221.

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