Welcome heart warriors

Taiya’s Tetralogy of Fallot

Hi everyone, my name is Taiya. I was born on February 26, 1998 with a congenital heart defect know as Tetralogy of Fallot. I have survived 2 Open Heart surgeries so far in my life. I had my first heart surgery when I was one week we old and my second heart surgery...

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Joan’s Zipper

Hello Heart Warriors! My name is Joan, and I am a chef at a local Wegmans Store in the Buffalo, NY area. (Wegmans was just voted #2 on the Companies to work for Forbes list!). I earned my Zipper almost 4 years ago when I was 49 years old. I really did not have many...

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Nick’s Journey

My name is Nick, and I currently am a student in Philadelphia. I earned my Zipper when I was 19 years old during emergency open heart surgery to replace my valve.  I had been experiencing some shortness of breath symptoms and believed I had asthma. After many many...

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