Cincinnati Children's Blog

Woman shares message of hope with others

Jodie Walter was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and was a patient of Tom Kimball, MD, at Cincinnati Children’s for her entire childhood. Kimball doesn’t treat Jodie anymore, but she still inspires him.

“To see Jodie grow from this very, very critically ill baby to a beautiful young woman with a great job and a great husband, it’s helped me be a better doctor. I still see babies, and I can relate this kind of story to their parents to give them hope,” Kimball said.

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