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Before Ian ever played, he'd already made a comeback


Ian was born with a heart that was not fully formed. It was a serious condition that affects blood flow, but it can be treated through a series of corrective surgeries. Step-by-step, year-by-year, the specialists at Children's National rebuilt his heart to function normally and gave him all the energy he'll ever need. Now 10 years old, his days of surgery are past and dreams of knocking it out of the park are well within reach.

About the Expert

Richard Jonas

Richard Jonas Emeritus Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Senior Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research

Craig Sable

Craig Sable Associate Division Chief, Cardiology
Director, Echocardiography

Elizabeth (Beth) Jarosz's Story

Elizabeth (Beth) Jarosz, MS, RN

Beth Jarosz, RN, MS, has been at Children’s National for more than 26 years and has worked in areas such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Cardiology. Learn about her work and one award she has won. 

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