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Congenital heart defects are life-changing events extending far beyond the operating room, the clinics and the hospital walls. Learn more about the every day lives touched by congenital heart defects.
Read about our adult patients and their families whose remarkable experiences give this patient population a voice and offer hope and help to others who are beginning their journey.
Gretchen's story: A blue baby and living legend
Gretchen was born with cyanotic heart disease, the combined result of a number of different cardiac defects that ultimately cause low-blood oxygen level. Gretchen’s parents were told that her chances of living very long were low. Her parents prayed she would be with them for a year. Read more.
Life with congenital heart disease: Looking back with gratitude, looking ahead with hope
Jennifer D’Ercole McKenna, 49, is part of a small but growing group of middle-age adults with congenital heart disease who had surgical repair in infancy or early childhood. Jennifer shares her lifetime of wisdom with parents and children affected by congenital heart disease. Read more.
Faces of adult congenital heart disease: Marathoner, mom, researcher
Most people with congenital heart disease (CHD) are diagnosed at birth. But Dr. Kornelia “Nelly” Polyak found out about her condition in medical school. Soon she learned she had an atrioventricular canal defect (ASVD). Read more.
A heartfelt reunion
Childhood friends Eileen and Annie were both born with a serious congenital heart condition. While at Boston Children's Hospital, they shared a room, each waiting their turn to receive the Fontan Procedure. Read more.
Skylar’s story: My heart surgery scar makes me appreciate life
I can still recall being a five-year-old girl in the women’s locker room of the swim and tennis club my family attended in the summer. I notice that no one else has the same six-inch scar down the middle of their chests that I have. Until then, I thought that everyone had that scar. Read more.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”