Dr. Jose Ettedgui was Will's cardiologist and took care of him while he was in the Pediatric ICU. In 2005 he and his wife founded Patrons of the Hearts to bring children from all over the world who don’t have access to specialized heart care to receive heart surgery. Dr. Ettedgui made a huge impact on our family and Will’s time on Earth. When many doctors denied that Will would make it, Dr. Ettedgui was optimistic and never bet against our little boy. He not only believed in Will but continued to take care of our sweet Caroline after she came home. He gave hope to our family and through Patrons of the Heart he gives hope to many other families as well. This cause is not only important to us because of Dr. Ettedgui’s involvement in Will and Caroline’s care but also because it will be saving children who suffer from heart conditions just like Will. We think the best way to honor Will and carry on his legacy is to help others and we are grateful to everyone who partners with us to help these children in memory of Will.