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Adult Congenital Heart Survivor Hopes to Raise Awareness, Money for Research

Congenital Heart Walk in Jacksonville Set for Saturday, April 6 Melissa Hartman of Jacksonville hopes the upcoming Congenital Heart Walk raises awareness of not only congenital heart disease, but also how important it is for adults with CHD to have regular checkups with their adult congenital cardiologist. Melissa, 44, an…

Prenatal Diagnosis, Knowledge Help Couple Cope with Son’s Heart Condition

Samantha and Ryan Padgett’s baby was diagnosed prenatally with a congenital heart defect. Early diagnosis allowed them to plan for Grayson’s birth, giving him the best possible start in life. By Karen Thurston Chavez “That’s not what that’s supposed to look like.” That’s not a comment you…

Sweet Heart

David and Krista Kahn twin girls battled the odds of prematurity, and one also fought to survive a life-threatening heart defect. By Karen Thurston Chavez The Kahn Family, from left, Megan, Ryan,…