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Tetralogy of Fallot 101

What is Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)? TOF is a congenital heart defect that affects the heart’s structure and causes oxygen-poor blood to flow out of the heart and around the … Full Entry »

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It happened

At mile 5.2, it happened. And I had another 4.1 miles of my 15K race to go. It happened as a single sharp and very pronounced pain in the center … 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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Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Stockton’s story

It’s amazing to think that one moment can change your life. That one moment can guide you down so many pathways; sometimes losing you and sometimes finding yourself. For me, … Full Entry »

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