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A Letter To My Son’s Heart Surgeon: I passed you in the hall today. I recognized you immediately, even though we’ve only spoken a few times. Your face and your hands are emblazoned in my memory. You held my son’s › Continue Reading

Not many people get married four days after a proposal. But for me, being married was the one thing I thought would comfort me as I headed into a high-risk heart surgery. So, I proposed. Born with Tetralogy of Fallot › Continue Reading

Twenty years ago my son was born with a heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot. When I found out I was shocked and had a million questions fluttering through my mind. Gabe has a congenital heart defect? Something is wrong › Continue Reading

Our son, Henry, is a patient in the Heart Institute. He has tetralogy of Fallot and had open heart surgery on November 17, 2015. He had this procedure when he was five months old to correct some of the defects caused by his condition. We have pursued › Continue Reading

Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart condition that occurs in about 1 in 2,000 newborns. It’s a rare disease characterized by a set of four physical defects that prevent a newborn’s heart from pumping the oxygen-rich blood it needs. › Continue Reading

As a child living with a congenital heart defect (CHD), I knew that I was different. I went to the doctor a lot more often than my friends did. I had scars all over my chest and back. My parents › Continue Reading

Henry arrived after an easy pregnancy and smooth delivery. Soon after his birth one of his nurses casually mentioned that she heard a heart murmur. I convinced myself it was just a benign murmur, something that would fix itself or › Continue Reading

Lego fanatic! So many kids are these days, but my son James epitomizes the title. My daughter loves them, too, but he eats, sleeps, and breathes Legos. So of course “Art of the Brick” at Cincinnati Museum Center was top › Continue Reading

My son, James Dickson, was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart condition comprised of four heart defects which cause oxygen-poor blood to flow from the heart to the rest of the body. He was only eight months old when › Continue Reading

You have probably never heard my son’s name, Max Page, but you might recognize him. He was the mini Darth Vader in the 2011 Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial. Soon after it was aired the commercial went viral and the media › Continue Reading

Like many of you, I’m looking forward to watching the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. I am particularly excited to watch Shaun White compete against the world’s other elite snowboarders in the halfpipe competition next week. Although it is › Continue Reading