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Born with a severe congenital heart defect, 17-year-old Brendan is now an accomplished swimmer after treatment from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Born with multiple ventricular septal heart defects, Siena overcame many challenges during her first year. Now 14 months old, she's back home and reaching new milestones.
As an adult living with congenital heart disease and an implanted heart monitor, Patrick uses his life and health experiences to influence his students' futures.
More than 20 years after open heart surgery, Zane is attending medical school to help other children with congenital heart defects.
To 22-year-old Erin, her numerous scars are powerful reminders of all she's overcome since being diagnosed with congenital heart disease as a baby.
Fiona, 7, has an active lifestyle thanks to surgeries she’s received at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to correct a serious heart problem – TOF.
When Alissa was a baby, she underwent heart surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to treat tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a congenital heart defect.
After becoming the first patient in the Philadelphia region to receive an innovative replacement heart valve, Mac is enjoying life.
Francis was born with HLHS, a severe heart defect. After the first two of a staged series of three heart reconstruction procedures, he is doing well.
Katie, 12, has overcome many health-related obstacles and faces more ahead. She has the support of her family and her medical team at CHOP.