Just a few of Boston Children's many patient success stories
Just after birth, Milana was unexpectedly diagnosed with a heart condition. She was flown from Ohio to Boston Children’s Hospital to be the seventeenth infant to receive an experimental, expandable replacement valve. Five years later, Milana’s loves being a big sister almost as much as she loves animals.
Baby Faith is a heart pioneer. She was the first to undergo a novel procedure at Boston Children’s to place a shunt made from her own umbilical vein in her heart. With two successful surgeries down and one to go, Faith spreads joy to all who meet her.
Pregnancy scans revealed Evan’s heart had a malformed right ventricle and he was diagnosed with a rare condition. When other hospitals said the future looked bleak, doctors at Boston Children’s developed a surgical plan to save his life. Now, two-year-old Evan is sharing birthday cake with his twin, James.