Brittany Paquette is Surviving CHD

July 26, 2012
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Last week I announced our newest blog feature “Surviving CHD,” a blog series about our adult members with a lifetime of experience. We have an awesome group of adults who are excited to share with us. This week Brittany Paquette is our very first guess blogger in this new series. Brittany is the Teen Coordinator for one of our newest groups MLH of Portland Oregon. This may be a new group, but they have taken off running, participating in many community events.

Meet Brittany Paquette:

Hello my name is Brittany Paquette. I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot. I’m now 22 years old and have had 5 Open Heart Surgeries with more to come. I’m really passionate about Adult Congenital Heart Defect support. I grew up with the just the support of my family and friends.

There was no such thing as a group like Mended Little Hearts.

I want to incorporate as many teens and young adults as I can into Mended Little Hearts. I want to be able to give teens and young adults hope and be able to communicate with them about our struggles as CHD survivors. CHD is not something to hide from or be ashamed about. You were born this way for a reason. Growing up with CHD makes you way stronger then the average person. There are upsides to having CHD, not everything about CHD is bad.

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