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Christian the Crusader

Christian the Crusader

written by Jacki Oleskey, Christian’s mother      Our journey began at a 20 week ultrasound that I was at because they had detected fibroids at a previous ultrasound. Before the doctor could even get to that part, we were told that there might be a problem with our son’s heart. We followed up the […]

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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: Wesley

One Heart: Wesley

  Wesley is a 22-month old Heart Hero from Amarillo, Texas. Wesley has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a complex heart defect in which the left ventricle and aorta are under-developed (hypoplastic). HLHS typically requires three surgeries to repair the heart- the Norwood operation, the Glenn shunt (or hemi-Fontan) procedure, and the Fontan procedure. Wesley […]

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One Heart: Brent

One Heart: Brent

    To David & Grace, knowing their son is a Heart Hero means that each day is about family, friends, and faith. Brent is their daily dose of perspective and inspiration. Their five-month old Heart Hero, Brent Ethan, was born with Double Inlet Left Ventricle, l-GTA (corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries), Ventricle Septal […]

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