Kinsey was born with Truncus Arteriosis, a congenital heart defect (CHD), and DiGeorge Syndrome, a deletion of part of the 22nd chromosome. These two conditions have caused a number of medical complexities and have presented several challenges for Kinsey and her family. Throughout her life, Kinsey has had five open-heart surgeries, various illnesses and surgeries unrelated to CHD, and many other hospitalizations. Kinsey also went on ECMO (advanced life support) as a teenager to combat a serious lung condition.
Without the help of cutting-edge treatments and devoted doctors, Kinsey simply would not be here. She has persevered through every health crisis she has faced. Moreover, Kinsey has impressed her medical staff with her unwavering courage and an optimistic attitude. Kinsey credits God and her family for giving her the strength to overcome each health crisis.