Having a baby is a life-changing event for any family.
But for parents of children born with heart defects, the first weeks, months, and years of their child’s life are especially scary and full of the unknown. According to the CDC, about 40,000 babies each year are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Around 25% of cases are considered critical, meaning the children need surgery to survive.
For Nicole Jameson and her two-year-old son Xander, their battle against CHD has been a long one, but they just keep fighting.