Violet's Story: Parent's Letter ProjectVentricular septal defect (VSD)- Violet’s dad

How do you talk to a parent who will experience what we had to do? After doing research and seeking out second opinions, my daughter Violet had open heart surgery with Richard Jonas, MD. She went to Children's National on October 17.

Our pre-op nurse, Katie Cummins was a blessing and was available for any question and concern we had. The surgery with Dr. Jonas was great. He spoke with us and answered any concern we had about Violet’s ventricular septal defect (VSD). Our fears and concerns were handled by the team at Children's National. You cannot be in better hands. My baby is in great health thanks to everyone at the hospital. Thank you Katie, Dr. Jonas, and everyone at Children's National!


Rick, Violet's dad

Departments:Cardiac Surgery

Treatment Team