Heart Center Patient Stories


Ella’s Story

Ella Burk’s diagnosis was extremely high risk, and she would need immediate specialized care. Doctors in their hometown of Oklahoma referred Amy and her husband, Jon, to Children’s Health in Dallas to give Ella the best chance at life.

Rylynn's Story

Rylynn was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition causing the left side of the heart to be severely underdeveloped. Read more about Rylynn's patient story.

Keely's Story

Keely Henry had developed a serious abnormal heart rhythm called polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Read on for more of Keely's Story and experience at Children's Health.

Teddy's Story

Teddy Mays was born with a complex heart condition and his parents turned to Dr. Joseph Forbess, of The Heart Center for treatment. Read on to learn more about Teddy's Story.

Stark's Story

Stark'd pediatric cardiologist prefers Children’s Health over any other hospital in the area and wanted Stark to be treated there. After a meeting with Dr. Joseph Forbess, division director of Cardiothoracic Surgery and co-director of The Heart Center at Children’s Health, and a tour of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Salem and her husband, Chris, knew it was the only place for Stark.

Natalie's Story

Libby Bunn from Amarillo found out during a routine ultrasound at 24 weeks gestation that her baby girl had several serious heart defects. Natalie would need treatment for Hypoplastic right heart syndrome, which causes the right side of the heart to be severely underdeveloped, along with tricuspid atresia, Ventricular septal defect and atrial septal defect. Learn and read more about Natalie's story and experience with Children's Health.

London's Story

When Chelsey went to a routine ultrasound to find out the gender, instead the sonographer delivered heartbreaking news. London had several heart defects. Learn and read more about London's story and experience with Children's Health.

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