Our miracle – Presley thriving after being born with severe heart defects

My son, Presley, was born with congestive heart failure, VSD, and tetralogy of fallot. He had his first open heart surgery when he was 5 1/2 months old, and his second when he was 2.

Dr. Grace Smith has been Presley’s cardiologist since he was 2 months old. She is great and has always been very thorough and excellent with Presley and awesome to answer questions in a way in which us parents can understand what is going on with our child. She is the reason my son is alive as she found his defect. I am truly indebted to her and her staff as well as the staff of all the staff of Akron Children’s Hospital.

I would highly refer Dr. Smith and Akron Children’s to anyone. Presley is now doing very well and is an 8 year old, hyperactive, healthy, vivacious, loving boy. Thank you for everything.

Angela Williams
Presley’s mom