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When the joy of childhood is interrupted by an illness, we want to do something to make that experience as pleasant as possible for the child and family. These stories may provide you with inspiration or maybe with some comfort that you are not alone in your journey.

Meet Madisen

A "tough cowgirl," Madisen was diagnosed at birth with aortic valve stenosis and has had multiple procedures to fix her heart valve. Using low-dose radiation imaging, our pediatric heart team helped her get back in the saddle. Watch Madisen's Story
Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Madisen

Meet Miles

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Miles Diagnosed with a heart condition at birth, Miles faced numerous surgeries and treatments before he was 9 months old. Our pediatric heart team and hybrid catheterization lab has helped him get back to being a kid. Watch Miles' Story

Meet McKinnley

Born eight weeks premature with an incredibly complex heart defect, McKinnley's early life was a constant struggle for survival. Her family opened their lives to UW Health photographer John Maniaci, who captured every step of their journey. Watch McKinnley's first weeks of life unfold through his camera lens. McKinnley's Story Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: McKinnley