Fixing Abigail’s Heart Creates a New Future for College Station Teen

By Evan Koch In less than 24 hours, Abigail Franklin’s life would change forever. “I’m going to be able to do everything I couldn’t do before,” she said standing in the Hermann Atrium, two floors below the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center operating room where she would soon undergo major surgery. Eve and John Franklin stood [Continue Reading]

From the NICU to the Swimming Pool: Preemie Heart Surgery Patient Making a Big Splash

By Evan Koch Alexandra “Alex” Merhan’s trip to the pool in mid-August was a milestone event for many reasons. After more than a year of swim lessons, the 3-year-old was skilled and confident enough to join her instructor in the water for the first time without either of her parents by her side. But the [Continue Reading]

When Heart Arrhythmia Disrupts Your Life

By Lindsey Klingensmith For more than half his life, David Lawrence, now 57, has been living with a heart arrhythmia called Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). Simply put, SVT is a faster-than-normal heart rhythm that begins in the heart’s upper two chambers.  Symptoms can include heart palpitations, chest pain, fainting, fatigue, lightheadedness and sweating. Beginning at Age 26 [Continue Reading]

Heart Patient Celebrates His Third Birthday by Visiting the Staff who Saved His Life

By Evan Koch When Ian Sisco returned to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in 2018, his latest visit stood in stark contrast to his first one back in 2015. When Ian was less than one day old, he was transported to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by Memorial Hermann Life Flight®. Ten days later, [Continue Reading]