Heart failure is likely the last thing anyone would suspect to find in a teenager. It was a shock to the Edney family as well. But it was finally an answer to what had been causing 14-year-old Megan Edney so much discomfort for so many years and the reason they unexpectedly found themselves relying on the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. READ MORE
Choosing a name for a child is among the hardest decisions many parents can make. “Our middle son Griffin kept calling the baby Archie,” said Cortney. “The more we heard Archie, the more we liked it.” Archer was born in Sylva, North Carolina with a congenital heart defect (CHD) called Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA). The condition means the arch-shaped aorta and pulmonary valve are improperly connected and need to be “switched.” READ MORE
Expecting a child should be a time of joy, excitement and anticipation to build early bonds. However, when the Pendley family learned that their daughter Carsyn would be born with spina bifida, everything changed.
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