1. Adult Patient Experiences – Scarred

    Uncertainty and life challenges do not disappear with age. New phases of life, new experiences, instead,  bring different ones our way, as Medical Student, Joe Burns, knows. Here, he shares with us a shift that happened in his life, after surgery as an adult due to his CHD. His story emphasizes the importance of  support…

  2. Mother’s Day – Sarah’s Story

    We don’t always celebrate Mother’s Day with a tangible gift. Sometimes the day serves as a reminder of the blessings that Motherhood is on its own. Below, Sarah shares her story about what Motherhood had taught her. There are so many valuable life lessons I have learned in my 8.5 years as a mother.  Not only…

  3. Mother’s Day – A Grieving Mother

    Most of us spend Mother’s Day with our children, but for Kristin Burns, who lost her son to CHD, the day means something different. Read her story below.  I remember the day that I become a part of the CHD community. It was August 18th, 2016. Since that day, my life has been changed forever….

  4. Beyond the Heart – Pediatric Pulmonary Complications

    In a follow up to PCHA’s series on complications resulting from CHD, Dr. Nidhy Varghese, of Texas Children’s, adds insight to the pulmonary implications in patients affected by Congenital Heart Disease.    Pediatric Pulmonary Complications of Congenital Heart Disease Dr. Nidhy Varghese, pediatric pulmonologist at Texas Children’s Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect…

  5. Mother’s Day – A Mother’s Day Gift

    Mother’s Day is a day to shower the women that have loved us  and cared for us with gifts in appreciation!  We bring them flowers and homemade cards, in hopes of bringing a smile to their faces. But last Mother’s Day, Melissa  Zolk  received a very different kind of gift, one that changed her daughter,…