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Mason was born with coarctation of the aorta, 4 large VSDs, split sternum, joint cervical vertebrae, an omovertebra on his shoulder and only one kidney. He had his open heart surgery at 1week old where they repaired the coarch and closed one hole. Over time two other holes have closed so only one remains.

Mason was born with coarctation of the aorta, 4 large VSDs, split sternum, joint cervical vertebrae, an omovertebra on his shoulder and only one kidney. He had his open heart surgery at 1week old where they repaired the coarch and closed one hole. Over time two other holes have closed so only one remains.

Description of the 3 Stages of repair for a hypoplastic left heart. For more info and personal perspective on raising a child with HLHS, please visit http://www.HLHSkids.com.

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a severe congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped.

My son, Zachary seemed healthy and perfect the day he was born, but six days later doctors at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago discovered he had multiple heart defects. He was born with a coarctation of the aorta, large VSD, a large ASD, bicuspid aortic valve, PDA, and a PFO.  He was immediately admitted to the ICU and underwent his first heart surgery at 11 days old. The procedure was successful, but Zachary became worse.  The next eight weeks were spent in the ICU going through…

Authour Veronica Janus tells her personal story about her sons journey in the ICU with congenital heart defects

This is my son before his second open heart surgery to replace his pulmonary valve...born with a congenital heart defect, pulmonary atresia, congestive heart failure and ventricular septal defect...he has had 2 open heart surgeries, numerous procedures and keeps fighting the good fight!!  Show your support for CHD Awareness by sharing his picture!!  Thank you!

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CHD Awareness Week: Being a Heart Mom | "Being a heart mom means sometimes feeling very alone. Feeling like no one can relate. Feeling like you must put on your “strong face,” a mask of smiles.  Being a heart mom means to forever try to make a difference, for the sake of our child.  For all heart moms, our lives change forever…."

February 7 through February 14 is Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week. Many people have heard the words, but do they truly understand what it means or how it affects the lives of those who.

The Faces of CHD - Congenital Heart Awareness Week Feb 7-12, 2012  This is my CHD survivor, mis-diagnosed at 9 mo. with asthma, finally after 5 doctors at 18 mo. diagnosed with 5 holes and a cleft valve, surgery at 27 mo. Healthy at 11 years old!  http://pinterest.com/ruth_h/the-faces-of-chd-congenital-heart-awareness-week-f/

The Faces of CHD - Congenital Heart Awareness Week Feb 7-12, 2012 This is my CHD survivor, mis-diagnosed at 9 mo. with asthma, finally after 5 doctors at 18 mo. diagnosed with 5 holes and a cleft valve, surgery at 27 mo. Healthy at 11 years old! http://pinterest.com/ruth_h/the-faces-of-chd-congenital-heart-awareness-week-f/

Thank God our boys are healthy!  CHD Awareness Challenge

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This post references a family in my church who has chronicled her own son's experiences with a congenital heart defect.

Living With CHD: Learning Barriers for Children with Congenital Heart Defects

Learning Barriers for Children with Congenital Heart Defects

Do you have a child with congenital heart defects? Do they struggle with different subjects including math and reading? This is quite common in heart kids.

Chd tattoo  Chd survivor Tof Photo by natalie ann photo CHD tattoo Baby jett kindred

Chd tattoo Chd survivor Tof Photo by natalie ann photo CHD tattoo Baby jett kindred

Books and movies about congenital heart defects - Congenital Heart Defect Info

Heart Warriors: A Family Faces Congenital Heart Disease by Amanda Adams (M.

This is Grace. She is just weeks shy of 5 years old. Grace was born with several severe congenital heart defects. Her heart stopped beating on Feb. 20, 2007 and never beat in her chest without the help of life support again. She received a heart transplant at 19 days old and hasn't looked back since. She has survived multiple surgeries, hospitalizations and medical intervention. She is strong. She is happy. She is a face of CHD.

This is Grace. She is just weeks shy of 5 years old. Grace was born with several severe congenital heart defects. Her heart stopped beating on Feb. 20, 2007 and never beat in her chest without the help of life support again. She received a heart transplant at 19 days old and hasn't looked back since. She has survived multiple surgeries, hospitalizations and medical intervention. She is strong. She is happy. She is a face of CHD.

10 Ways To Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease may be the killer of women, but having knowledge is half the battle. Here are 10 ways to prevent heart disease.