Patient Stories

Our Young Heart Patients and Their Inspiring Stories of Courage

Every day, the dedicated heart team at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital provides care and support for families during what can be a very scary time. We are constantly inspired by our young patients as they face their difficult journey with determination and courage. Here are just a few of their stories.

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Everly and Maverick's Story

Born at just 24 weeks gestation, twins Everly and Maverick were both born with the congenital heart defect, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). They are the first infants in NE Ohio to be treated with a device only recently approved by the FDA.

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Myles' Story

When a 20 week ultrasound revealed that baby Myles had a congenital heart defect, UH Rainbow specialists were able to monitor his condition and prepare a comprehensive plan for treatment after birth.

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Roubir's Story

12 year old Roubir was life-flighted to UH Rainbow with a rare form of pediatric tachycardia (rapid heart beat). Doctors there were able to medically stabilize him and ultimately cure him using innovative techniques.

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Sam's Story

Born six weeks early, Sam was quickly diagnosed with a life-threatening heart defect. UH experts were able to respond immediately with interventional treatments that saved his life.

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