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When a Baby Needs a Heart Transplant

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Heart to Heart with Anna

Heart to Heart with Anna


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Returning Guest, Dana Henning, shares with Anna what it was like for her family to find out in utero that her baby would be born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and how they were prepared for their son to need surgical intervention but how they were in for a greater shock after he was born. Dana reveals the unusual conditions regarding her son's physiology that forced the family to accept that the only hope for their son to lead a normal life was a heart transplant -- and he couldn't wait. In this episode, Dana shares with Anna what it was like for her family to wait in the hospital until after her infant son actually received the gift of life -- a heart transplant -- within the first months of life.