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  1. Edward Bauman Celebrates One Year Post-Op

    One year after surgery, Adult CHD patient, Edward Bauman, decided to mark the occasion by creating a video that shares his experience preparing for and immediately following his procedure. Watch to hear about his journey and his tips and tricks that may help on yours! For more from Edward and his follow up video at…

  2. The Unexpected Defibrillator

    Growing up with CHD and constantly facing your own mortality is a very scary reality. For many warriors, anxiety can arise from the myriad of worries. Today we’ll hear from Danielle Sikorski, a heart warrior who shares her personal experience and how she tries to mitigate some of the stresses her daily life. Please note that…

  3. March Recap – Taboo Topics

    Hi PCHA-ers! Here’s a little recap on our “taboo” series this past month.  Taking Back Some Control CHD and the Taboo Q&A: Your Questions Answered “Taboo” ACHD Activities Teen Topics – The Top 10 Things to Remember

  4. PCHA: At the Heart with Jess

    PCHA was founded by everyday people, joining forces for change.Together, we make a greater impact on the CHD Community. During heart month, we’re highlighting our staff members to share how PCHA has impacted their CHD journey and what they think makes us special. Today, we’re getting personal with Jessica Chenevert, our Marketing Coordinator.    …

  5. The Gifts that Life Brings

    Hello PCHA! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. In the spirit of giving, here are a few short anecdotes on the most memorable gifts that life has brought us. Happy Holidays!!!  The best Christmas present I received in recent years was family abandoning our usual Christmas traditions and coming to visit me after…

  6. November Recap – Grateful Hearts

    Throughout the month of November, we took a look at everything we have to be grateful for, through the hard times and the good. And we discovered that we have so much to be grateful for in this crazy thing called life!  I just want to make a quick note to the PCHA community, next…

  7. Angels in Scrubs

    In times of hardships, it can often be difficult to maintain gratitude. This week, Heather Speakman shares with PCHA how hardships can often teach us the most about gratitude. It’s the Eve of Thanksgiving and I can’t help but feel overwhelming gratitude to the team of people that take care of our sweet Madison. I…

  8. Delbert Collins

    Our handsome baby boy Delbert was born at the Children’s Hospital Colorado in December 2017. Del was originally diagnosed with aortic stenosis but after he was born doctors were able to determine it was actually hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). He spent his whole life in the hospital, and during this time he went through 11 surgical…

  9. October Recap – Pregnancy and CHD

    Over the month of October, we discussed the many aspects of pregnancy, from many different perspectives.    The Grenier Family   A Mother’s Love Welcoming Oliver Options- With Dr. Gurvitz 30 Days of A Grieving Mother    

  10. August Recap- Finances and CHD

    CHD take such a huge toll on patients and their families, mentally, physically, and financially. Finances can be such a daunting conversation when it comes to CHD. This series in August attempts to make that conversation a little less scary, so that families may feel like they have some tools to conquer the financial aspect…