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8 Tips to Help Children with CHD Prepare for Healthy Futures

Monday, February 22, 2016

Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) remain the most common birth defect.  More than likely, we will all know someone in our family or in our circle of friends who was born with a heart problem.   Thanks to major advances in medicines and surgeries, children with CHD have more than a 90 percent survival rate and are expected to live well into adulthood.

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Ryan and mom

How My Son's Complex Heart Conditions Changed My Plans and Taught Me to Live in the Moment

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Leighann Marquiss’ son, Ryan, was born in February 2009 with a serious congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome, and a rare condition where his heart developed outside his body. Find out how the family’s journey helped Leighann learn to live in the moment and Ryan to thrive.

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