Monday, April 28, 2008

Defect Survivor

My name is Grace Brown. At age 2 1/2, I was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect known as Coarctation of the Aorta. At 3 1/2 years old I underwent heart surgery at UCSF Children's Hospital in San Francisco, CA. Although my surgery was successful for now, I continue to take high blood pressure medication and am under my pediatric cardiologists care. I am here at my first AHA Lobby Day to share with my CA elected officials my story. I am hoping to urge them to sign any legislation for heart disease research.
Survivor, Grace Brown from Antelope, CA

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