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Stories from the Heart

Cara's story

Cara's story

Congenital heart disease affects up to one in every 100 babies. I was that one baby.

My name is Cara. I’m 33, and I’ve had five open heart surgeries. This is my story.

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Jason's story

Jason's story

One minute Jason Davis and his wife Anna were talking. The next, Jason had stopped responding. He simply lay there, unconscious. He had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

“Anna immediately rang 000. The emergency responder was giving her instructions over the phone while I was laid on the floor. Anna and our son took it in turns to do CPR on me until the ambulance crew turned up. They kept me alive.”

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Basil and Siana's story

Basil and Siana's story

"Your daughter needs open heart surgery.”

For Basil and Susan Mourtos, these words were the start of their worst nightmare become reality.

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