Morgan MacLean’s life changed forever while trying out for the Rocky River Magnificat High School girls’ basketball team her freshman year. “It was early in the morning, very early. We were running drills and working hard, so I figured the rapid heartbeat I felt was just normal,” Morgan recalled. “I told my parents the […]
Learning your pregnant with identical twins can make any 27-year-old’s heart pound a little quicker. But Meredith Stone, of Strongsville, knew it had to be caused by something more than first pregnancy jitters.
In the midst of our other September activities, we did still have to do the more mundane things, like go to appointments. Last month, Bekah decided to make even those exciting.
We’ve reached the point where, for us at least, everything revolves around Rebekah’s heart. If she isn’t eating, if she isn’t awake as much, if she isn’t gaining weight, if she’s fussy, if she just doesn’t seem right — is it heart related? Everything relates back to her heart for us, even if it doesn’t […]
As soon as she was born, Rebekah spent a few hours under an oxygen hood at Trumbull Memorial. Nurses took blood and they reassured us that she’d probably be fine. A few hours later, we met the transport team that took her to St. Elizabeth’s. At St. E’s the nurses became our best friends. They […]
I am so grateful to everyone at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center and ICU. It will be 3 years ago this March that Dr. Jacobstein detected the aorta coarctation of my then 12-year-old daughter, Abby. What a wonderful man! He explained everything so well. Then off we went to Dr. Waight for a stint placement. […]