One Heart: Teddy

One Heart: Teddy

Teddy is a five-year-old Heart Hero who was born with Ventricular Inversion- Left Transposition and Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA). Teddy’s left and right ventricles were reversed (ventricular inversion) and the aorta and pulmonary were connected to the wrong vetricles (TGA).  Teddy lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his family. He has undergone three surgeries […]

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One Heart: Justin

One Heart: Justin

    This Heart Hero is Justin and he is from Springfield, Pennsylvania. Justin is seven years old and was born with Bicuspid Aortic Valve. The aortic valve only had two valves (rather than three). This condition caused aortic valve stenosis (the aortic valve does not open fully) and aortic insufficiency (aortic valve not closing tightly). Justin […]

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One Heart: Isabella-Sophia

One Heart: Isabella-Sophia

    This little beauty is Isabella-Sophia – she is one and lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Isabella-Sophia was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV), Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), and Pulmonary Stenosis. Multiple diagnoses are not that uncommon among kids with CHD, and Isabella-Sophia is […]

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One Heart: David

One Heart: David

    This five-year-old Heart Hero is David, from Heart Heroes’ hometown of Omaha, Nebraska! David was born with Transposition of the Great Vessels with four holes in his heart. This means that David’s pulmonary artery and aorta were switched within his heart (transposed), bringing blood to the lungs to get oxygenated, returning to the […]

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One Heart: Heart Angel Grayson James

One Heart: Heart Angel Grayson James

    Grayson was born on November 9, 2013 in Royalton, Minnesota. He was diagnosed with Pulmonary Vein Stenosis, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Long QT Syndrome, Pulmonary Artery Stenosis, Hypoplastic Right Ventricle, and Pulmonary Hypertension. Long QT Syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder that causes fast heartbeats. Pulmonary Vein Stenosis means that there was a […]

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One Heart: Leah

One Heart: Leah

    Leah is a 33-year-old Heart Hero from Minneapolis, Kansas. She was born with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and a torn mitral valve. In the upper chambers of the heart (the atria), there is a wall separating the chambers, called a septum.  ASD occurs when there is a hole in the wall, allowing more […]

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One Heart: Duncan

One Heart: Duncan

    Duncan is 3-years-old and was born with Coarctation of the Aorta and Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Coarctation of the Aorta is a congenital heart defect where the aorta is narrowed and a bicuspid aortic valve only has two valves, instead of the normal three valves. Duncan is a Heart Hero from Omaha, Nebraska. At […]

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One Heart: Cole

One Heart: Cole

    Cole is a 12-year old Heart Hero who hails from Papillion, Nebraska! Cole has Truncus Arteriosus with Right Aortic Arch. During the formation of the heart, the aorta and pulmonary artery start out as a great “truncal valve”. Truncus Arteriosus is a defect of the heart in which the aorta and pulmonary do not […]

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One Heart: Lily

One Heart: Lily

    Lovely Lily is an 8-month old Heart Hero from Conroe, Texas. She was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD).  Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart defect in which the aorta is enlarged and comes from the left and right ventricles (overriding aorta), narrowing of the pulmonary valve […]

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One Heart: Grace

One Heart: Grace

      This beautiful girl is a Heart Hero from Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania.  Her name is Grace.  She is four years old and has Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia, Hypoplastic Pulmonary Arteries, and Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries (MAPCAs).  Tetraolgy of Fallot is a CHD that usually presents with a combination of four related heart […]

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