Officials Honor Resident With Her Own Day

Carly Fetzer (Photo courtesy Berkeley Township)

  BERKELEY – Berkeley Township officials honored a young township resident with her own special day recently.

  Carly Fetzer was born with a congenital heart defect and suffers from hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Carly endured three surgeries to reroute her body’s blood supply, all before the age of three.

  Mayor Carmen Amato stated: “As Mayor, and on behalf of the Township Council, I proclaim the month of February as American Heart month, the week of February 7th to the 14th as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week and in honor of a courageous and strong young lady, who has made such a positive impact in our Community,” Amato said.  “I further proclaim February 12th as Carly Fetzer Day in Berkeley Township! I encourage everyone to wear red or your “Believe 4 Carly” shirts on February 12th to show your love and support for Carly!”