NEW BERLIN (WITI) -- Before he was even born, Ashton Romero's family knew something was wrong. Ultrasounds revealed a problem.
Now 14 months old, Ashton has pulmonary atresia, and he needs a heart transplant to save his life.
On Sunday, November 2nd, friends and family members hosted a blowing fundraiser at the New Berlin Ale House.
All of the money raised will assist with transplant-related expenses -- which are expected to total more than $60,000.
Through it all, Ashton, or "Tender Heart," as they call him, has been a trooper.
"He's always smiling. He's very happy. He can brighten up anybody's day. Just post a video or a picture of him and if you're in a bad mood, it really changes it," Sarina Sepulveda said.
So far, friends and family members have raised $20,000 for the Children's Organ Transplant Association -- which is helping Ashton's family through this process.
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