One of the most helpless feelings in the world is being told your child has a congenital heart defect, will need surgery and will have a lifetime of follow-up appointments and untold future procedures. Some parents have great difficulty dealing with this kind of stress, all parents suffer post-traumatic stress syndrome after they hand their children over to a surgeon without knowing if they'll ever see their children alive again. It takes a really special parent to survive that trauma and then to turn that angst into a vehicle to help others. Our interview with Lori M. Jones will cover her involvement as a congenital heart defect advocate and an author of a book to help others in the CHD community. Join us as we find out what inspired her to reach out to help others, what her greatest challenge was in writing her book and what new projects she has on the horizon.