Braxtyn Bennett

Young heart patient honored at Larks game

July 29, 2020

Braxtyn Bennett's Home Run for Life

Braxtyn is an incredible girl with an incredible story, but HOLD UP. Did you see her DANCE MOVES?!Her spirit is an inspiration to all of us and we are so happy see her Bismarck – Sanford Health Home Run For Life!

Posted by Bismarck Larks on Saturday, July 18, 2020

 

Local heart care means the world to kids like Braxtyn Bennett from Minot.

Braxtyn may look like a typical 10-year-old who loves to make slime, play video games like Minecraft and Fortnite and, of course, show of her dance moves on TikTok.

You’d never know she relies on a pacemaker for every beat.

“She is very independent, sassy, talkative and outgoing,” Braxtyn’s mom , Carrie Bennett, said. “She loves to help others. God made her a heart a little different, but its still capable of holding all the happiness and love in the world.”

Braxtyn will need a pacemaker for the rest of her life. Braxtyn and kids like her rely on expert heart care from pediatric cardiologist Dr. Justin Horner. The Sanford physician is based in Fargo, but routinely travels to Bismarck to see patients.

“Braxtyn absolutely adores him,” Carrie said. “He has been wonderful, and she loves going to her appointments with Dr. Horner.”

Home Run for Life night at the Bismarck Larks helped raise more than $4,000 to expand heart care, services and technology for kids like Braxtyn.