During 2019 Heart Awareness Month, we will be highlighting CHD stories of our members.
Our next Faces of CHD story is about Matt. You can read Matt's story below. For previous stories, see bottom of page.
Matt from Clark's Harbour, NS
CHD diagnosis: Levocardia, sinus inversus or aorta, AV discordance, pulmonary atresia, VSD, Rastelli, Fontan
I’ve had about 9 or 10 surgeries since I was born. I had my first surgery at 6 months when they put in a shunt. I had the big surgery when I was about 13 years old, when they did ASD and VSD repair, and Rastelli, I was in the hospital for 2 months...
Thank you to Marilyn Gladu, MP for supporting Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) awareness in Canada and Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance.
By reading your statement in the House of Commons today and recognizing February 14th as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day in Canada, you help increase awareness and advocacy for the more than 250,000 Canadians living with Congenital Heart Disease, many who require lifelong specialized care.
Marilyn Gladu is the MP for Sarnia-Lambton and serves as the Shadow Minister for Health in the Official Opposition
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