HEART KIDS AND THEIR STORIES

Liam

September 2006*
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
In late May 2006, my husband Brian and I found out at a 21-week ultrasound that our second son had a rare and serious heart defect; he had a hypoplastic left heart, which meant that the left side of his heart …
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Mason

Mason

September 2006*
At one week of age he went into respiratory failure and went by ambulance to Kishwaukee Hospital and then was flown to Rockford Memorial. Neither hospital could figure out what was wrong with him so they decided to fly him to Hope in Oak Lawn.
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Hunter

Hunter

November 2008*
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
From week 6-12 of my pregnancy I cried every day knowing something was wrong. Finally, at 12 weeks I admitted my fear to my husband.
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Mia

Mia

October 2006*
Pulmonary Atresia, VSD, transposition of the great vessel, and hypoplastic right heart syndrome
It was around eighteen weeks into my wife's pregnancy when our lives turned upside down!
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Owen

Owen

March 2008*
Shone's Complex & Hypoplastic Left Heart Complex
Nothing could prepare me for what should have been a routine 20-week ultrasound during my last pregnancy.
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Isabel

Isabel

August 2006*
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
After three years of doctors telling me I could not get pregnant, we decided to try IVF. After two years of agony, it didn't work.
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Joe

Joe

Hector

Hector

May 2009*
Transposition of Great Arteries
Hector's journey began on May 22, 2009, moments after birth when he suddenly turned cyanotic (blue). …
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Braden

Braden

March 2008*
Congenital Heart Defect
Braden underwent two open heart surgeries, one at just six days old and the other at three months of age. For the next two and half years, Braden thrived and lived life like any other toddler. …
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