Posts Tagged ‘ Support Group ’

Say Thank You to Your CHD Child’s Cardiology Team, FREE Printable!

October 25, 2012
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The next time you head off to see your CHD Child’s Cardiologist, pediatrician, or pack for surgery, print off some of these sweet Thank You slips.

Print them off on card stock, cut the page into quarters and have your child sign, or color on the back of it. Tape a Hershey’s Kiss to each card and pass one to the nurse taking care of your child. My experience says that everyone loves chocolate! Don’t forget to pass one to the X-ray, Echo, or Packemaker tech!  After surgery, when you are seeing the same housekeeping and cafeteria staff in your child’s room, pass one to them too. Everyone who takes care of your child during visits or hospital stays can get a sweet Thank You from your family! Read more »

Nicole Sanchez is Surviving CHD

August 25, 2012
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My name is Nicole Sanchez and I was born on January 4th, 1983 with tricuspid atresia. With TA also comes normally related great arteries with a small ventricular septal defect and rudimentary right ventricle. Basically this means that I was born without a tricuspid valve, and because the valve did not form, neither did my right ventricle. I had two closed-heart surgeries as a baby including a BT shunt placement. In November of 1988, I had open-heart surgery, a Fontan procedure. Since my Fontan, I have been fortunate enough to not need any more surgeries. I do see a cardiologist every year for an EKG and Echo, and there’s the occasional heart monitor or stress test, but so far, so good…Not to say there haven’t been a couple of tiny bumps in the road, but at the end of the day I have led a relatively normal life. I grew up with two brothers (one older, one younger- both heart healthy), went to public school, had a job since I was 14, traveled with friends and studied abroad during college, and have even walked in a half marathon through the streets of San Francisco.  My mother once told me that […]

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Hope for the Holidays

December 10, 2009
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Hope for the Holidays

Give the gift of Hope! Donate Today.

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