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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

While February is most commonly known for heart-shaped candy and Valentine’s Day, there is a lesser known, very important week of awareness that takes place between February 7-14. Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week exists to shine the spotlight on the needs of children who are born with a CHD.          …

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One Amazing Step At A Time: Adopting a CHD Child

As we were beginning the process of our third adoption in 2011, we pondered what special needs were “off the table,” so to speak. These would be “needs” we were convinced we couldn’t handle in a child. Tops on the list: congenital heart disease. Years earlier, we traveled in China to bring home our son,…

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A Time of Miracles

The surgical team is now in Beijing after an incredible week at Maria’s Big House of Hope. This team of medical professionals from Geisinger Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed several cleft lip and palate surgeries at the local hospital during our trip. It was unbelievable to see Dr. DeSantis totally reconstruct the…

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