Follow-Up Friday: Teenager Abigail Now Thriving a Year After Heart Surgery

The possibility Abigail Franklin could lead an active, healthy lifestyle absent of heart transplant before she turned 30 years old was at one time inconceivable to her family. And when John and Eve Franklin’s middle child began experiencing the early stages of heart failure at age 15, it seemed altogether impossible. But a life-saving surgery [Continue Reading]

Derek Kelsheimer

From the Garden to the ER: Michael’s Heartfelt Journey

By Shannon Dillon Within three hours, a day of gardening for Michael Lawrence ended with unsettling health diagnosis.  Last August, Lawrence was in his backyard gardening–one of his favorite hobbies. He had just planted a Texas sage and walked to the front driveway to get a bag of mulch out of his car.  Even though [Continue Reading]

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Follow Up Friday: Catching Up with Beau and His Heart

By Evan Koch It’s been more than a year since Beau Wyble had open heart surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Now 18 months old, the walker and burgeoning talker’s progress and appearance leave little signs of the heart defect he was born with or the innovative procedure that corrected it. Beau’s energy level is [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: Daniel’s Heart Is Helping Him Reach Milestones As His Family Supports Others

By Evan Koch Daniel was 8 months old when his mother, Staci Geiger, wrote about her family’s experience at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital following his diagnosis with a rare and complex congenital heart defect. Staci’s “heart warrior” had experienced five surgeries and spent 110 nights at Children’s Heart Center by the time he was just [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Ali Vise

Father’s Dream of Walking Daughter Down the Aisle Comes True after Heart and Kidney Transplant

By Drew Munhausen The wedding march begins. The crowd stands and turns, waiting for the doors of the church to part, revealing a father and daughter prepared to make the iconic walk down the aisle. It’s a milestone Ted Adderly desperately wanted to share with his daughter, but his rapidly worsening heart condition threatened to [Continue Reading]

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