Mending A Broken Heart  Zannahs Story
Zannah’s parents were alarmed when she fell limp in her father’s arms at 2 weeks old. With a prenatal heart defect and a hypoplastic right heart, they knew the odds of good health were against her. She was taken to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in cardiac arrest and diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection. Zannah was placed on a life support machine and given 24-48 hours to live. Miraculously, Zannah survived and the visit marked the first of several including two open-heart surgeries to repair her heart defects. Caretakers recommended Zannah’s parents be tested to ensure the heart conditions weren’t a family matter, and Zannah’s mother discovered she too had hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Zannah is now a healthy little girl who loves to laugh with her jokester father. Because of you, patients like Zannah have a chance at a bright future. Visit Us: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/clinical_services/specialty_areas/pediatric_cardiology.html