In recognition of American Heart Month, members from the Speak Now for Kids community will be sharing their personal experiences of being a parent of a child with a congenital heart defect (CHD).
Today, Madeline’s father, Tim, will share her story.
When Madeline was born in May of 2005, my wife, Bridgette, and I used to comment on how lucky we were that we had such a healthy baby girl. Many of our friends also had young children and they were constantly going to the doctor for the usual childhood ailments — colds, strep throat, GI issues, etc. However, Madeline was never sick — the only time we had to take her to the doctor was for the normal early child checkups and shots.