Katherine Schroeder was born with a hole in her heart and an abnormal valve, known as congenital heart disease. She then developed other heart defects. She had her first surgery at 1 month old, which repaired the hole in her heart. At 2 months, she had a metal valve put into her chest. And […]
Sarah and her husband, Zach, were already parents to 3-year-old Chloe when they learned she was pregnant with a second daughter. But 3 weeks after her 19-week ultrasound, their world came crashing down when they learned their unborn baby had a series of complex congenital heart defects.
We think about hearts a lot here at our house. In fact, while everyone else celebrates hearts in February, we reserve most of our excitement for March 6, Happy Heart Day, the day of Bekah’s open heart surgery.
I smile whenever I watch my son, Christian, run, play or just be a normal toddler. It’s in these carefree moments that I reflect on how this energetic 2-year-old is not only my sweet, spunky and stubborn boy – he’s also my miracle. Because two years ago, he was in a fight for his life at Akron Children’s Hospital.
While about 75 percent of kids experience a heart murmur during childhood, most of these murmurs are considered normal and may eventually go away on their own. Sometimes murmurs come and go.
Thanks to the generosity of a grateful mother, the walls at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center are coming alive with our patients’ best artwork. The artwork was recently donated to the Heart Center by Tiffini Wright, whose son, Dominic, was born with a congenital heart defect and received treatment at the hospital. The pieces are […]