A Child Receives a Second Chance for Life

There was a 3-year-old girl, who suffered from a congenital heart defect.  Unlike her twin sister, who was born with a healthy heart and full of energy, she struggled to breathe and eventually became limited in her abilities to play and enjoy life.  Her symptoms indicated a heart condition, which eventually was diagnosed as aortic stenosis.

Utilizing a pulmonary heart valve, her surgeon performed the Ross procedure to repair the congenital heart defect.  Several days post-operation, the little girl was released with excellent valve function on both the left and right sides of her heart.  Even though she may need a replacement valve in the future (depending on the development of her aorta) the prognosis is very good.  She is enjoying a normal childhood.

The family of this child expresses their gratitude to all who have given their daughter a second chance to be a child again.

*The photos on this page are illustrative only and are not of actual recipients.