Archive for Organ Donation

This is Her Year: Heart Hero Lorissa

written by Lorissa Roepke, Heart Hero I often ask myself, “What is the best thing to ever happen to me?”, “What is the worst thing that has ever happened to me?”. These two questions swarm my mind and I come up with so many different answers. I am preparing for when someone actually asks me […]

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Beatz of Courage – Coarctation of the Aorta

Beatz of Courage – Coarctation of the Aorta

Beatz of Courage ~ Get CHD Informed Coarctation of the Aorta (COA) – The narrowing of the aorta between the upper and lower body branches. This causes a narrowing or even a blockage. Symptoms of COA are typically high blood pressure in the right arm and upper body with weak pulse in the lower body. Isolated […]

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Heart Goes On

Heart Goes On

written by Heart Hero Lauren Hi! I’m Lauren and I’m 11 years old. I just received my 2nd heart transplant on my 11th birthday-March 11, 2015. I was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and was treated at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Helping a child live with HLHS requires a three-stage surgery usually done over the […]

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The Heart of a Hero – Jaxson’s Story

  written by Carolyn Turner, Jaxson’s mom Jaxson Zane Turner was born on October 16, 2013.  From his birth, Jaxson suffered from severe reflux and aspiration issues.  At Jaxson’s doctor’s appointments, we brought it up with the pediatrician.  We were told it was nothing to worry about and that he would out grow it. My son […]

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