One year ago around 8 a.m. we handed our son Jonathan at 10 months old, over to his heart surgeon for his second open heart surgery. When the surgeon came to talk to us about the surgery, they told us our son was pink. Tears came falling down, tears of relief.
For the past 2 years, children have been leaving Haiti – 2 at a time a few times a year – to come to Akron Children’s to have their heart defects repaired. But for each of these life-saving procedures we have performed, there are hundreds of children back in Haiti waiting for their turn. In many cases, time runs out.
During the nine months of pregnancy no one noticed a thing wrong with any ultrasounds or the baby’s heartbeat.
Raising and showing dairy cows is a big part of the Mazzaro family’s life. Tom and his wife, Charity, live on a 5-acre spread in Williamsfield, Ohio, with their four kids. From spring to fall, they’re often on the road, heading to the next show or county fair. Tom, who majored in dairy science at […]