Tia was strong and rambunctious and nothing slowed her down, which is why her family was shocked to discover she had multiple congenital heart defects following her family physician detecting a heart murmur during a routine visit.
She quickly required open heart surgery that took place in Toronto and spent weeks afterwards in critical care. When Tia returned home to London, Children’s Hospital was there for her, ensuring she got the cardiac rehabilitative and follow-up care she needed.
Tia spent months working with highly skilled staff on her range of motion, muscle strength, resting heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, endurance levels, and scar mobility issues following surgery. She soon only required annual cardiac check-ups and is now mighty as ever.
Both children’s hospitals not only made Tia better but made her feel good too. Their state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that are designed to help clinicians treat the most complex of conditions like Tia’s, also have a kid and family-friendly magic at the heart of their design.
Tia continues to carefully manage her condition and is determined to continue to hit every milestone. She is also now back to being an active kid doing karate, hanging out with her friends, and living her life to her fullest.
It’s corporate partners like you, sharing funds through foundations such as Children’s Health Foundation, who make highly effective equipment and technologies possible at children’s hospitals across Canada, and in kid-friendly designs that take ‘the scary’ out of diagnosis, treatment, and care.
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