Michael, age 8 (and Big Sister Grace, age 10)

Michael, age 8 (and Big Sister Grace, age 10)

When I was just a few hours old, I stopped breathing and I had some big stuff wrong with my heart. I had my first open heart surgery when I was 37 hours old. I’ve had six surgeries and my big sister has been by my side. I still have regular EKGs and echocardiograms, but having a special heart doesn’t slow me down at all! I like to run around, play super heroes, take karate classes and do everything other boys like to do. I am glad that the American Heart Association does research to help doctors figure out how to heal special hearts like mine.