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My Wish: Anna Schmidt's journey

Updated: September 13, 2010, 2:34 PM ET
By Kaitee Daley | ESPN.com

At 13 years old, Green Bay Packers fan Anna Schmidt has been through more than any bruised-up NFL veteran. Anna began experiencing stomachaches in November. Soon thereafter, she developed a cough. At first, doctors thought it was asthma or acid buildup. But a few weeks later, the Schmidts received news that would dramatically alter their lives.

Anna had dilated cardiomyopathy, a heart that was big in size but small on function. When they placed her on Milrinone -- a medicine to help her ...

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