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Kaitlyn’s Story

Kaitlyn Klein was welcomed into the world at 2.55am on 12 June 2002 weighing 7lb 9oz at Parkes District Hospital. From birth we noticed that our little girl was a slightly purplish/blue colour. Upon further investigation congenital heart di…

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Liam’s story

Liam Alexander Mackie was born at 8.20 pm on 29th March 1990. He was joyously welcomed to the world as our first child, but our joy soon turned to fear when we were told he was going blue and needed to be transferred immediately to Camperdo…

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Thomas’ story

We first learnt of Thomas’ complex heart condition when I was pregnant and we went for my 20 week ultrasound. We were told that there was something wrong with the baby’s heart and were rushed off to Westmead hospital where Doctor Cooper…

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Leo’s Story

Leo was born in the early hours of Monday 26 March 2007 at Royal North Shore (RNS). After one night it was evident to me that he was not right, he wasn’t feeding properly and slept all the time. His breathing was also erratic and he began…

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Jada’s Story

PRINCESS JADA

At 37 weeks pregnant I had been medicated for sometime and was about to be induced due to high blood pressure but I was over the moon after having two healthy boys soon enough I was going to be holding my daughter. Through …

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Oskar’s White Cockatoo

In April our daughter, Lila was born at westmead. She was straight away diagnosed with “the worst case of Long QT syndrome they have ever seen.” We had 29 hrs and 15 mins with her. Im still trying to make sense of the whole traumatic ordeal…

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Daniel’s Story

We didn’t know Daniel had a heart condition until after he was born. I was told that I had a single umbilical artery during a scan in my pregnancy and that this could be related to some problems (one of which could be a heart condition) b…

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Tracey’s Story

I was born with heart issues and at about 5years old, I surgery to correct my condition, Coarctation of the Aorta Surgery, which went well. However my Mitral Valve was a problem and needed to be repaired when I was 10years old. After a whil…

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Marissa’s Story

In the early hours of the 24th of October 2007 our little baby girl Marissa was born at St George Private Hospital. She weighed 2.8 kg the smallest of our three children. My wife’s pregnancy and delivery went well, with no complications. …

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Mitchell’s Story – Part 2

No boundaries for our Heart Kid

Meet Mitchell, our son. Mitchell, like so many of our ‘Heart Children,’ looks like any other healthy boy. However, looks can be deceiving, as most of us know. Mitchell has the congenital heart defect, …

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