Tag: Heart Failure


Jaxson – Hero of the Month

October 21st, 2015

“A 3-year-old with potential heart failure” Two minutes is a long time for a 3-year-old to be cooped up, so can you imagine how hard 2 ½ weeks confined to a hospital bed would be? This is what Iowa native, Jaxson, endured after having heart surgery at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines. Jaxson was born with […]

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Helping Auriana Find Her Voice

January 9th, 2015

Auriana, or Auri, as she is affectionately called, was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes lifelong developmental delays and poor muscle tone. As a result of that condition, Auri suffers from atrioventricular canal defect, a combination of several abnormalities in the heart. This defect occurs when there’s a hole between the chambers […]

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Emily sees “20/20” with Justin Timberlake

January 6th, 2014

“Meeting JT was truly a dream come true for Emily” In 2010, Emily began suffering from heart palpitations. Doctors conducted an echocardiogram and stress test on the 8th grade student; the results were devastating, Emily couldn’t walk for more than two minutes without stressing her heart. An angiogram confirmed she had congenital heart disease and […]

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