Posts Tagged TGA

#Heartbeat: Heart Hero Ben

Written by: Amanda Lawson  I would like to give you a glimpse into why the heartbeat of my family is so strong. It all begins with the birth of a little boy, many years ago who was born with a broken heart. My husband was born with a Congenital Heart Defect called Transposition of the […]

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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: 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: 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: Parker J

One Heart: Parker J

    Parker J. is a two-year-old Heart Hero from Kearney, Nebraska. Like many kids with heart defects, he has several CHD diagnoses. Parker has Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR), Mesocardia, Transposition of the Great Arteries, Mitral Atresia, and Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV). In TAPVR, the four pulmonary veins do not connect normally to […]

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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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One Heart: Heart Angel Noah

One Heart: Heart Angel Noah

  When Noah Maddox was born, he was incredibly blue. He had many severe heart defects, but still managed to thrive and even go home after a 25-day stay in the NICU. Noah was diagnosed with Heterotaxy Syndrome, which usually involves heart defects of varying types and severity. In addition, organs may be in abnormal […]

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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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