Single Ventricle Heart Defects Patient Stories

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Following Her Heart: Marissa's Story

Following Her Heart: Marissa's Story

Marissa was born with congenital heart defects. Now, she’s an Adult Congenital Heart Center patient and a CHOP Cardiac Care nurse, helping kids like herself.

Finding Hope Far from Home: Ali’s Story


When 6-year-old Ali became seriously ill for the second time, his family believed only one place in the world could offer him the best care — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Heart Transplant: Tyler’s Story

Tyler smiling

Tyler was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex congenital heart defect. After a heart transplant, the 5-year-old is thriving.