Hawaii teen's troubled health helps raise money for hospitalUPDATED 10:18 PM HST Aug 22, 2014Video Transcript
heart disease, simple things like playing basketball or football could be dangerous, even deadly. One local teen dealing with that health problem is now using his story to inspire others to donate to the hospital that saved his life. KITV 4's Ashley Moser his story. Jullie Passos was just 8-weeks away from giving birth to her son when she got the devastating news: Jullie: 13:44 "THAT'S WHEN I FOUND OUT HE'D BE BORN WITH A HOLE IN HIS HEART POSSIBLY TWO, POSSIBLY HALF A HEART." 13:50 That terrifying diagnosis proved to be true.. little Keegan was born with an incomplete heart at Kapiolani Medical Center. Keegan's been living with complications ever since. He's 16 now. Keegan: 3:49 "I HAVE TETRALOGY OF FALLOT AND PULMONARY ATRESIA. I HAVE TOURETTES, SEIZURES AND ADHD." 3:58 His childhood: much different from yours. 20 surgeries, three open heart procedures .. Plus a pacemaker he's had since he was 5. Keegan: 4:46 "IT WAS A CHALLENGE BECAUSE I NEVER GOT TO KEEP UP WITH MY FRIENDS AND NEVER GOT TO MEET WITH THEM." 4:52 Despite his pain -- he's using this experience to raise money for the programs that helped him heal. For the 8th year in a row the Children's Miracle Network teamed up with Kapiolani Medical Center to raise money for things like this playroom. A feature his family is grateful for. Jullie: 14:49 "YES YOU HAVE COME IN, YES YOU HAVE TO GET POKED YES YOU HAVE TO HAVE PAIN BUT HE ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO THE PLAYROOM." 14:55 Keegan's proud to be a part of today's radiothon... One that over the years has raised $810,000. Keegan: 1:50 "EVERY PENNY COUNTS BECAUSE WITHOUT DONATIONS NONE OF US WOULD BE HERE." 1:55 Keegan's recovery is ongoing. In the future he may need a heart replacement surgery. For now he says he'll continue to keep positive and use his experience to raise the funds needed for programs that get him through the hard times. Ashley Moser -- KITV 4 News. In November Keegan, will be representing Hawaii, in the annual Children's Miracle Network trip to Disneyworld and Washington D.C.