Will Koinzan was born with a congenital heart defect and will live with heart disease his whole life.
He just turned seven and invited all of his friends to go bowling for his birthday on Saturday.
Getting a strike is important to Will. "I barely got any strikes before," he said. There's something else that's important to him and his family. While his friends brought presents to the party, they weren't for Will. After realizing he has enough toys, he's decided to make a special donation. "It makes me very proud of him and its nice for him to be old enough to be aware and talk to him about the heart disease," said Will's mom, Melissa Koinzan.
All of the birthday presents are going to his cardiologist's office to help other kids with heart problems. "This year he kind of learned he had heart disease, where as before he was too young to figure that out and this year he wanted to give back instead of getting gifts for himself, he wanted to have his friends give gifts to his cardiologist's office," said Melissa Koinzan.
The Koinzan family is also starting a support group for kids and families with heart disease called Mended Little Hearts. For more information about the group call (719) 649-7226.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.