Eileen Garrido the Miracle Child

Downey resident Eileen Garrido, 12, was awarded the Miracle Child Award at the 2011 American Music Awards pre-party last month. Eileen, who at one day old was diagnosed with tetralogy of fallot, a complex heart condition that can be fatal if left untreated, received the award for helping raise money for the Beating Hearts Foundation. The award was presented to Eileen by Kevin Jonas (above) and British singer Estelle. After the award presentation, Eileen, a talented singer herself, performed "People" from Barbra Streisand with AMA best new artist Hot Chelle Rae. ********** Published: December 29, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 37