Matt Hammitt, lead vocalist of Sanctus Real & founder of the Whole Hearts Foundation shares his song "All of me," which chronicles he and his wife's thoughts and feelings about their own son's condition - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, or HLHS. Click the photo to link through to the video clip or Matt's story. Check out their journey at http://bowensheart.com/
Dr Charles Fraser - Surgeon-in-chief, chief of congenital heart surgery and cardiac-surgeon in charge - Texas Children's Hospital. Described as "an icon of pediatrics" he states that in addition to his surgical training, he perfected this "tying" skill -- and the patience to go with it -- from fly fishing.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates 1000 Deliveries in World’s First Special Delivery Unit - All babies delivered in the Special Delivery Unit are prenatally diagnosed with birth defects, such as spina bifida or congenital heart disease, and will either undergo fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or need immediate specialized care or surgery after birth.
Jessie J: 'I remember my mum & dad saying, “You’re just like Daddy; you’ve got a special heart” ... my dad feels so guilty. He’s got Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.’ The first song she wrote, Big White Room, details her years in & out of hospital. 'Can I run, run faster than you, I wanna feel the wind in my hair/But I have to stay in this big white room.’ She was on beta-blockers as a child & 'couldn’t really do sport’. It turned her skin a shade of green, 'so I used to get called alien’.
Generosity - Young heart transplant recipient celebrates 3rd birthday - Dilated Cardiomyopathy - two days after the transplant, Brooke was walking around in the hospital and on day eight, she was running around and was able to go home.