Stories

For 12 years after open-heart surgery for a congenital heart condition, Homar “Chino” Hernandez lived an active, healthy life.

A Birthday Gift with Heart: Healthy Tween Celebrates Her Transplant

As the anniversary of receiving her new heart draws near, a brave 9-year-old continues to enjoy her life like a typical kid.

A cross-country trip is more than a solitary challenge for one Michigan cyclist. The ride is meant to highlight congenital heart disease research and care.

When A Child Has Congenital Heart Disease - told by a Heart Mom

Each year, 40,000 children are born with some form of congenital heart disease. In a world of tubes and oxygen, surgeries and beeping monitors, parents and medical teams battle to keep their tiny hearts beating against the odds – but it’s the children themselves who are the true heroes.

While 22 weeks pregnant, Fiona Linn learned her unborn daughter had a heart defect, requiring surgery. Here, she tells her family’s story.

As their 16-month-old fourth child undergoes treatment for a complex heart condition, two parents find ways to help others on similar journeys.

A New Heart Lets First-Grader ‘Finally Act Like a Kid’

When a congenital heart condition went undetected at birth, one family was shocked to learn their 4-year-old needed a transplant. But today, he’s thriving.

Toledo fourth grader’s story makes him a local celebrity and receives national news –from ESPN to Washington Post