Tom Snyder and his wife, Susan, were visiting Colorado on a ski vacation from Alabama when Tom’s leg suddenly went numb.
During the 2013 Christmas break, Dani Posner and her family decided to take a trip from their home in Chicago to Beaver Creek, Colo. Despite being new to snowboarding, Dani and her father Wally eagerly hit the slopes on the first morning of their visit.
We sat down with Deana Petrova, the mother of a child with a rare congenital heart defect, to discussher family’s experience at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC).
Jose and Sarah Sala-Guth found out their son, Joseph, was born with a series of unexpected conditions that would require multiple surgeries, and he was transferred to the NICU immediately after birth. In recovery from his third surgery, doctors discovered an unknown heart condition and informed Jose and Sarah that Joseph would need to undergo open-heart surgery.
For nearly a decade, Stan Janiec endured more drugs and electrical shocks to his chest than he cares to remember. As his doctors worked to control his atrial fibrillation, a misfiring of the heart’s electrical signals causing an uneven heartbeat, it became increasingly persistent and less responsive to treatment. Eventually, it began robbing the 71-year-old of the life he had envisioned for his golden years.