Posts Tagged VSD

The World is Your Oyster: Heart Hero Zella Pearl

written by Tammy Denberg, Zella Pearl’s mother Our little miracle baby Zella Pearl was born on 11/20/15 weighing 8lbs 6oz.  She is our little miracle baby because first she is the only baby I have been able to carry to full term.  Lucas and I have battled with infertility for several years and at this […]

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Little Superman: Heart Hero Christian

Little Superman: Heart Hero Christian

Christian’s Story written by Wendy, Christian’s mom At 1:50pm on August 7th, 2013, Christian Galon Simpson decided to make his grand entrance into this world. After birth he cried, took a big swallow of amniotic fluid and his oxygen levels began to drop. He was rushed over to NICU and a breathing tube was inserted with […]

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One Heart: Heart Angel Chance

One Heart: Heart Angel Chance

    Chance Liem Karter Jean is a Heart Angel from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his seven short weeks of life, he touched a lot of hearts and made a big impact within the CHD community. Chance was born with Aortic Stenosis and Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD).  The aorta takes oxygenated blood from the heart to […]

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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: 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: 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: 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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