Interviews From the Heart: Kelsie

Interviews From the Heart: Kelsie

Name: Kelsie Age: 25 City, State: San Diego, CA What’s your heart story? I was diagnosed at birth with L-transposition of the greater arteries, Ebstein Valve, Ventricular Septal Defect. I also developed Heart Block in my early twenties. Growing up I always knew I had a heart condition. However, it wasn’t till I was older that I learned more about my…

Interviews From the Heart: Rebecca

Interviews From the Heart: Rebecca

Name:  Rebecca Smith-Casey Age: 39 City, State:  Lambertville, NJ  What’s your heart story? ( tell us your story in a format that works for you…include any of the following) In 1993 when I was a sophomore in high school I was in the middle of field hockey summer sessions when I started having dizzy spells, tunnel vision, blackouts, and fainting.  My…

Interviews from the Heart: Helga Meier

Interviews from the Heart: Helga Meier

I interviewed Helga, wanting to know her story and to share it with others who are just like us, heart-disease survivors. Here is her story…. What’s your heart story? I was born with an aortic heart valve stenosis. After the first femoral catheter, they decided to do another femoral catheter intervention where they used a balloon catheter to expand my…

Interviews from the Heart: Amanda DeJesus

Interviews from the Heart: Amanda DeJesus

  Amanda was born August 23, 1988, with Congenital Heart Disease. At 14 days old she had her first surgery. I interviewed Amanda, wanting to know her story and to share it with others who are just like us, heart-disease survivors. Here is her story….  Amanda had to repair a VSD and a Coarctation of the Aorta.(VSD- is a hole in…