Checkup Newsroom (Lisa Roten)

2019
September
04,
2019
| 09:21 PM America/Chicago
By Daron Aldridge For Heather Giattini, RN, Cook Children’s holds a special place in her heart. Less than two years ago her two-and-a-half year son, Brooks, had his first open-heart surgery to address his aortic stenosis (a narrowing of the he...
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2018
February
02,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Chicago
Ashleigh Wilford can’t help herself. She bursts into tears every 15 minutes or so. She’s not crying tears of sadness. She’s crying tears of joy and an overabundance of the memories how far her little boy has come since her son's heart surgery two yea...
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2016
February
24,
2016
| 06:18 PM America/Chicago
Kenda Hooker was 3 years old when doctors discovered a hole in the top chamber of her heart. Like many congenital heart defect (CHD) patients, she went on with her life assuming her heart had been ‘fixed.’ As memories faded, her medical records were ...
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2015
February
13,
2015
| 06:02 PM America/Chicago
Liam Kaye Vongpradith’s short life ended too soon due to multiple health complications. Liam lived from March 25 to Nov. 1, 2013, and spent much of his brief life at Cook Children’s with critical issues ranging from an operation to repair his inte...
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