Baby Flies Across the Globe for Lifesaving Heart Surgery 24 Hours After Birth
Liam Ray flew from Guam to Seattle Children’s to reach the surgeons who could repair his heart. Read the full story.
Care Team Brings Prom to Teenager Waiting for New Heart
Bella’s care team in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit made sure she didn’t miss out on prom – and then gave her a new heart the very next day. Read the full story
From Heartbreak to Hope: Technology and a New Heart Save Hannah’s Life
Hannah had an extremely rare heart condition, but thanks to a combination of ECPR, ECMO and a heart transplant, she survived and is thriving. Read Hannah’s full story
Jacob Wishes for a Heart for His 16th Birthday
Most 16-year-olds wish for a car for their birthday, but not Jacob Smith from Mukilteo, Wash. Jacob‘s wish was for a heart. Fortunately, he didn’t have to wait long for his wish to be granted. Read Jacob’s full story
Kami Shares Her Congenital Heart Defect Journey, Reflects on Her “Home”
Kami Sutton, now 26, shares the journey that began at Seattle Children’s the day she was born with a congenital heart defect. Read Kami’s full story
Making Heart Transplants Possible for More Children
Our Heart Center is pushing the envelope with techniques that make heart transplants available to more children. Read Rini’s story.
Montana Twins’ Hearts Beat in Harmony Following Unexpected Surgery Days After Birth
Transported from Bozeman, Montana to Seattle Children's for open heart surgery when she was just a week old, Sabina and her sister are thriving now. Read Sabina's story.
One Family’s Journey From a Devastating Heart Diagnosis to Hopefulness and Joy
Our Heart Center team gave Briella’s family a second opinion and care that saved her life. Read the full story
Parker’s Journey from Heart Transplant to Race Track
Parker Rana, 15, overcame the odds. Born with multiple heart defects, Parker grew up in and out of the hospital. But now, he’s a thriving teenager with an incredible story of hope. Read Parker’s full story
Repairing Heart Defects Without Surgery
We are pioneering ways to use catheters to repair complex heart problems, reduce complications and help kids recover faster. Read Michael's story.
Smaller Artificial Heart Valve Saves Sadie’s Life
The smallest mechanical heart valve in the world was just the right size for little Sadie. Read her story
Starting Out Strong
Melinda Deitz was 5 months pregnant when she learned her son had a life-threatening heart defect. Thanks to prenatal care and planning, Michael, now 18 months, received a heart transplant shortly after birth and is on the road to a healthy life. Read the full story
Unique Drug Protocol Helps Aaden Beat the Odds
Born with a congenital heart defect, Aaden Adams was suddenly in need of a new heart after his body shut down during a minor procedure. Aaden’s body developed antibodies that could attack a new heart. Fortunately, the Heart Center team figured out a unique approach to helping Aaden’s body accept the heart that was necessary to save his life. Read Aaden’s story