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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: Crystal

One Heart: Crystal

      Crystal Flores is a CHD advocate, public speaker, and Heart Hero from Los Angeles, California. Crystal is 27 and her CHD journey began when she was an infant. Crystal’s mother noticed that Crystal’s skin, nail beds, and lips would turn blue at times and she had trouble breathing. She took the baby […]

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Heart Hero Jacob – Saving Tiny Hearts in a Single Bound!

written by Kelsey Thomas I am the proud parent of a congenital heart disease survivor. I am also proud to say my work is helping save more babies like my son. Finding out that we were having baby number two was such an exciting moment in our lives. We already had our healthy, happy two […]

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Protecting Every Little Heart: Shine Brightly

written by Amanda Rose Adams When I was a little girl, I loved my LiteBrite toy. There was something magical about assembling all those little colored pegs, to then turn out the lights and see a birthday cake or an ice cream cone lit up in front of me. As I approach yet another year […]

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Protecting Every Little Heart: Cora’s Story

written by Kristine Brite McCormick When I learned I was pregnant, I dove into learning everything I possibly could. I read about safe sleep, talked to fellow expectant mothers about my pregnancy cravings and listed off things that we would and wouldn’t do to my husband. Through all of this, I never once came across […]

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Protecting Every Little Heart: Corbin’s Story

I found out I was pregnant three months after my first son was born. It was a complete shock, and honestly I was terrified. I had no idea what was to come. Delivery day: My water breaks, but I’m not in labor so I’m taken for my second C-section. After a smooth delivery and surgery, […]

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Protecting Every Little Heart: Kaleb’s Story

Watch Kaleb’s Law – SB 174 come into law in Oregon!  May 30, 2013 written by Lindsey Lahr Kaleb was born August 1, 2010 at 10:30am, on his due date and was deemed a perfectly healthy, 7lb 11oz boy. He got 9 out of 10 on the Apgar and was the perfect shade of pink. But […]

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Protecting Every Little Heart: Greyson’s Story

Part Three of the Protecting Every Little Heart Blog Series written by Melissa Moore On March 1, 2011, I gave birth to our second son, Greyson. After a fairly normal pregnancy, labor & delivery, we had a beautiful, apparently healthy baby. We were released to go home on the 3rd with an appointment to go […]

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