Tag: Tetralogy of fallot

Mackenzie Jacobson

Baby Turns Blue Shortly After Birth

April 29th, 2016

“Mackenzie collapsed as a result of her heart condition, tetralogy of Fallot” Mackenzie and her twin sister were born at 33 weeks, each weighing five pounds. Having shown signs of complications in utero, the doctors were taking extra precautions with Mackenzie. The girls were placed in the NICU, and at a mere two days old, […]

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Nathan- Hero of the Month

March 13th, 2015

February 2015 Hero of the Month Nathan has been a real HERO since birth. Diagnosed with Tetraology of Fallot, a heart defect, Nathan has already had six surgeries at just 8 years old. His first heart surgery was conducted when he was 3 months old and required a six-month hospital stay. Tetraology of Fallot has […]

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Paula’s Princess Party

April 30th, 2014

“I got to see princesses!” Born premature, Wish Kid Paula spent the first week of her life in the hospital. At 3 days old, her parents were told she suffered from a slight heart murmur, but it would probably resolve itself by the time Paula turned 2. Her parents left the hospital to take the […]

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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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I Met the Cast of “iCarly!”

June 22nd, 2011

Name: Alyssa Age: 9 State: CA Alyssa’s doctors initially thought she only had a heart murmur and sent her home, but at 3-months-old, she got sick and turned blue and finally diagnosed her with tetralogy of fallot. This is a life-threatening heart defect that changes the flow of blood through her heart. In addition, Alyssa’s […]

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