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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 Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Co-Director, Children's National Heart Institute

Craig Sable

Craig Sable Associate Division Chief, Cardiology
Director, Echocardiography

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Lauren's headaches shattered her Olympic swimming dreams, until she visited Children's National Hospital. 

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