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Meet Our Amazing Angel Cam: Hypoplastic right ventricle

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As I sit back and reflect on this past year, I can’t help but shed tears of both happiness and sadness. We are coming up to Cam’s first Birthday, a day that I feared we would never see.

Artists with heart (Photo gallery)

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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 […]

My “Every Day Hero” Dr. John Clark

Daniel pictured in June at Cub Creek Animal Science Camp (Rolla, MO), where he spent a week learning about and caring for animals in a Junior Vet program.

My “every day hero” is my cardiologist Dr. John Clark. I chose this amazing hero because he saved my life!

Fetal echocardiogram at 21 weeks looks promising

At 21 weeks everything is looking good.

We met Dr. Vande Kappelle when Bekah was about 52 hours old. Right from the start Christopher and I loved him and his incredible way of helping to calm us in the midst of one of the scariest days of my life.

Echocardiogram reveals hole in Bekah’s heart smaller while new leak detected

Bekah lounging in a basket.

Bekah had a routine cardiology appointment a little over a month ago. For the last month I’ve been debating what to write about it and how I feel about what we learned there.

A heart-felt thank you for helping our son, Daniel

Megan Taylor and Alex Maicks hold their newborn son, Daniel.

I am a 19 year old stay-at-home mother to my now almost 3-month-old son, Daniel. We are originally from Uhrichsville, Ohio, but we moved to Columbus in August with Daniel’s dad, Alex, 22, while he finished his senior year of college at OSU.