Tag: open heart surgery


Jasper’s Mickey Mouse Retreat

July 20th, 2015

“He was in theme-park paradise” Jasper was born with five heart defects because his heart developed on the right side of his body, pumped backwards, and had switched arteries. At 7 days old, he needed his first of three heart surgeries. Currently, Jasper visits his cardiologist every two weeks and the surgeon once a month […]

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“Paula’s Broken Heart”

February 18th, 2015

“Our perfect, tiny, beautiful daughter was born with multiple congenital heart defects” “Paula’s Broken Heart” Guest blog by Cindy Rieber, Wish Kid Paula’s Mom His words hit me so hard that I took a step back and sat down. I couldn’t think; I couldn’t breathe. The words “open heart surgery” and “death” kept ringing in […]

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Breyley’s Ultimate Gaming Upgrade

January 26th, 2015

“Our day was full of happiness” The day after Wish Kid Breyley was born, a nurse discovered his oxygen level was at only 45 percent, an extremely below average number. After multiple hospitals and tests, Breyley was diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries and a ventricular septal defect, both life-threatening heart complications that affected […]

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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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Ben’s Failing Heart Required Life-Saving Surgery

December 2nd, 2013

Ben was born with a cleft palate and a heart murmur. At five weeks old, doctors discovered that he had an extremely rare combination of four heart defects called Tetralogy of Fallot. His blood flow did not carry enough oxygen from his heart to the rest of his body. He was 15 months old when […]

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