• Ty's Story: Conquering a Congenital Heart Defect

    Ty Turner

    Ty's mother knew something was wrong. A few days later, Ty underwent his first surgery.

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Puts Teen Back in the Game

    Rebecca Hemm Portrait

    Rebecca was among the first to receive a Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, the only site in Iowa to offer this minimally invasive option.

  • Ellie Schmidt

    Ellie Schmidt

    Before birth, a routine ultrasound showed something was wrong with Ellie's heart. By age five, she had three major surgeries and nine catheterizations.

  • Emery Tillberg

    Emery Tillberg

    Halfway through Sarah Tillberg’s pregnancy, it became clear something was seriously wrong.

  • Surgeries Fix Heart Defect

    Brock Beinhart icon

    Brock was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome is severely underdeveloped.

  • Will Linder

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    Will underwent his first open-heart surgery when he was two, but now swims and runs track.

  • Shelby Rogers

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    She was a very sick baby and her parents were terrified, but Shelby was a little girl with a big heart.

  • Isaac Arguello

    Isaac Arguello thumbnail

    Isaac could hardly breathe as a baby, but now his father calls him Superman.

  • Reid Shadle

    Reid Shadle portrait

    At just 13 days old, Reid underwent the first of six open-heart surgeries.

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