Riley and Hunter in the hospital

Riley’s Heart Journey

I was diagnosed with severe aortic valve stenosis when I was less than 24 hours old. When I was two days old, I had my first surgery, a balloon dilation procedure, which opened up my aortic valve.

Sophia’s Heart Journey

Sophia Madeline was born almost a month ahead of her due date on January 10, 2012. But her heart story goes back to when she was diagnosed with a heart condition during the 20-week gestation ultrasound.

Ariel’s Heart Story

At five days old, Ariel underwent an extensive heart surgery performed by Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, who is, by far, one of the most amazing human beings. He is someone for whom we are forever grateful.

Kailen’s Heart Story

Hi! My name is Kailen. I am 13. I was born with transposition of the great arteries. I had my first surgery at two days old, and my second full open-heart surgery at two weeks old. Recently, I got a pacemaker.