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Supermason vs. congenital heart disease

Boston Children's cardiac surgeons perform three surgeries to correct pre-schooler's complex congenital heart disease. Read about Mason and how he is thriving.

A hearfelt reunion

Eileen and Annie first met at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center, where they were each having complex surgery for a congenital heart condition. Read about their heartfelt reunion — 30 years later.

My happy heart accident

Caroline Wigglesworth was born with a complex heart disease and survived four heart surgeries at Boston Children’s Hospital. Now she volunteers at Boston Children’s patient-to-patient mentoring program helping young patients.  

For this heart patient, what goes around, comes around

Robin Scott is both a Boston Children’s Hospital patient and employee. Born with a congenital heart disease, Robin has been receiving care at Boston Children’s her whole life. Now, as an employee, she’s not shy about sharing her story with sick kids.

The heart of innovation

Alexa, now a happy 9-year old, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Her parents opted to try a newer procedure — staged left ventricle recruitment (SLVR) — developed at Boston Children’s Hospital to help children born with HLHS avoid long-term complications and improve their overall health.

Game changer

Jack Miller was the first patient to undergo experimental surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) by opening his heart valve while he was still in the womb. Thanks to his team of surgeons at Boston Children’s and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, today Jack is an athletic 10-year-old.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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