Since making his first trip to Haiti in 2010, following that country’s devastating earthquake, Dr. Jeff Kempf has been humbled by the progress made by his Akron Children’s Hospital team and a larger coalition that now includes five other U.S. children’s hospitals.
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 […]
Born with a heart defect, Debbie McFarland underwent numerous heart surgeries throughout her life, and was told she shouldn’t become pregnant. But then, she came to the Akron Children’s Hospital Heart Center, and found that her type of congenital heart defect, known as Tetralogy of Fallot, did not pose a high risk during pregnancy. Under the […]