Posts Tagged Omaha

Little Miracles with a Big Heart: Heart Hero Super Duncan

Little Miracles with a Big Heart: Heart Hero Super Duncan

  written by Tom, Super Duncan’s dad Hello World!! The Whisinnand Family would like to introduce you to our little man, Duncan!! He is our first child, was born in September of 2011, and will change our lives more than we could have ever imagined.        According to doctors Duncan was growing and […]

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Mighty Maximus

Mighty Maximus

written by Ashlen Johnson, Maximus’s father It has been almost 4 years now since the pediatrician first heard the heart murmur. Thinking about it now is pretty remarkable. We had no idea the journey we were about to embark on. Our son Maximus was a growing young kid, in the 90th percentile of everything. We had […]

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A Bionic Heart of Gold

A Bionic Heart of Gold

written by Alaina, Lydia’s mother October 3rd, 2011 started like any other day. I went to work at an acute care hospital in Omaha where I was an occupational therapist. I took a late lunch to go to a 2 pm doctor’s appointment, keeping my pager with me for when I would return later in […]

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Unmapped Territory: Evelyn & Ethan’s CHD Journey

Unmapped Territory: Evelyn & Ethan’s CHD Journey

                      written by Missy McDermott, Ethan & Evelyn’s mom When Keith and I married seven years ago in July of 2009, we had a path mapped out in our minds of what we’d be adventuring through together as husband and wife and as future parents.  We […]

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A Mother’s Hero – Heart Hero Taye

written by Cori Bumgardner, Taye’s mother In August of 2013, at our 20-week ultrasound, the doctor told us our baby had a heart condition called Transposition of the Greater Arteries. This news was shocking and scary, as the doctor explained that our baby would need open-heart surgery as soon as he was born in order […]

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One Heart: Talia

One Heart: Talia

    Meet Talia! This five-year-old Heart Hero lives in Omaha, Nebraska and was born with Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS).  HRHS is a rare congenital heart defect in which the right side of the heart is underdeveloped, including the pulmonary valve, right ventricle, and tricuspid valve. Talia’s CHD was diagnosed in-utero and at 29 weeks […]

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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: 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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Giving Back this Holiday Season

Wouldn’t something with extra special meaning be a memorable gift this holiday season?  That’s what GIVING TUESDAY is all about. What better way to celebrate the holiday season then to give the gift of courage to a child fighting heart disease.  We encourage you to give the gift that has heart this holiday and help […]

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