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Local Pool Players Sink Shots for a Cause

Ryan and Kimberly Brown are expecting a baby girl, but what they weren't expecting are the complications that came with the pregnancy.

"At first we were initially told that there was a pretty serious heart defect," said Ryan Brown of Binghamton.

Their baby will be born without a section of her heart. This means she'll have to have surgery in her first week of life.

"It's pretty rough. We're getting through it day by day," said Ryan.
 
They also weren't expecting local pool players to raise more than four thousand dollars for them at a  tournament today.
 
"It's going to cost the family quite a bit, so the more we can raise to help them out to offset that cost would be tremendous for them," said Gregg Cordero, Southern Tier American Poolplayers Association.
 
Cordero says it was important to him to have the tournament because he lost a child to the same defect 7 years ago.
 
"She's sharing me her story, I'm sharing mine. And it's just very touching. I just keep finding myself getting choked up, at times I want to cry because I'm just so overwhelmed with all the support we've been getting from the community, from the league," said Cordero.

"Very heartwarming. I mean it's just unbelievable the response we've gotten," said Walter Tripp, Senior Representative for the APA.
 
Kimberly will be giving birth at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, were they have a fetal heart program. The funds raised today will help offset the hospital bills, living expenses, and travel costs.

"I just cannot tell you how happy I am to see my members coming out to support a cause like this," said Cordero.

"You know it makes you feel so good here with the turnout and the support," said Tripp.

"Overwhelming. It's crazy. We're so thankful," said Ryan.

Kimberly leaves tomorrow for Philadelphia where she will stay the the Ronald Mcdonald house there until she goes into labor.

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