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Brother of an HLHS Warrior

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Heart to Heart with Anna

Heart to Heart with Anna

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In today's episode, big brother Joey Jaworski, talks about what it was like growing up with a brother with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or HLHS. He shares some of his earliest memories with Anna (who also happens to be his mother), talks about ways he believes he helped his brother and ways that he believes parents can help their heart warriors and heart-healhy children. He discusses ways he stays close to his brother, the big change he made just recently because of his family and why he feels it's so important to be near his family.

Joey Jaworski is 3 years older than his brother Alex who was born with HLHS. Both Joey and Alex are now in their 20s. Joey talks about what it was like for him to try to help his family when his little brother had 2 open-heart surgeries within the first year of his life and then another one when Alex was 17 and Joey was 20 years old. 

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