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Thoracic outlet syndrome: Why I smile for life

Throughout my life I have been blessed with many gifts. I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a student and an athlete. I have woken up for 17 years … Full Entry »

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Growing up with a congenital heart defect

I was born with Tetrology of Fallot. I had two corrective surgeries – one at 7-months-old and another when I was two-and-a-half years old. I am 17-years-old now and I’m … Full Entry »

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The best and worst day

It was the best day of my life and it was the worst day of my life. It was the same day! I have shared that sentiment as it relates … Full Entry »

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Our congenital heart defect story: Part 4

Every Friday during National Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Month each member of Hayes’ family will share their story and how they have been impacted by his diagnosis.  Skinned knees and humility. You … Full Entry »

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Our congenital heart defect story: Part 3

Every Friday during National Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Month each member of Hayes’ family will share their story and how they have been impacted by his diagnosis.  My youngest brother, Hayes, … Full Entry »

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