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Red Prince Apple supports the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation

At Red Prince Apples we proudly and strongly support the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. We’d like to share a personal story and the biggest reason why we, the Botden family and Red Prince Apples as a company, are one-hundred percent behind the organization and everything they do. My name is Irma, and my husband Marius and I are co-owners and operators of Red Prince Apples, and this is our daughter Sacha’s story. When we began our journey of growing the heart-healthy Red Prince Apple, we had no idea what special significance this fruit would hold in our family’s heart in the years to come. On July 21st 1992, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our world; Sacha. Being ecstatic parents, we were devastated to find out that little Sacha had a heart murmur. After many tests, the doctors were able to discover that she suffered from VSD. In other words, Sacha had a hole in the wall that separates the two lower chambers of her heart. The size of the hole was so large that too much blood was being pumped to her lungs; this would eventually lead to Sacha’s heart failing. Because of her condition, Sacha faced other obstacles such as insufficient weight gain, and therefore needed to adopt strict care plans that would allow her to be strong enough to endure the vigorous open-heart surgery. Finally, at 5 months old, Sacha was strong enough to under-go the invasive surgery. Like any parents would be, we were nervous and scared but remained hopeful as we waited for news regarding our baby girl. Hours passed and finally... read more