Little Hearts

Christian, born 2008

Four years ago, I gave birth to my third son, a boy named Christian. He was cleared as a healthy bouncy baby boy and I enjoyed those first few days of his infancy feeling blessed. But on the third day, Christianís short life took a rapid turn. He was diagnosed with several congenital heart defects, the main one being Tetralogy of Fallot.

In critical condition, he underwent his first open-heart surgery when he was just seven days old and his second open-heart surgery at six months old. I was completely blind-sided and scared to learn my son was born with a congenital heart defect. I thought I had a healthy pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby, but I didnít and no one saw it coming.

Today, I could not be any happier with my little angel. He is an overly active, energetic, and happy child. I am so proud of my baby. He is growing normally and acts no different than any other child. Christian is my true miracle baby!

Story by Christianís mom, Nicole Ė Virginia

Aamon, born 2004
« previous
Dominic, born 2010
next »

Become a Member Arrow
  • No cost to join
  • Access to support services
  • Connect with other parents
Share your Stories of Hope Arrow

Have a baby that is newly diagnosed with a CHD? Read our stories of HOPE from other people just like you.

Little Hearts, Inc.

P.O. Box 171, Cromwell, CT 06416
Phone/Fax (860) 635.0006  Toll Free 866.435.Hope
SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment Web Solutions Connecticut CT Web Design & Development Company