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Patient born with heart defect leaves living legacy

Photo of George

By Diane Bell, Columnist, The San Diego Union-Tribune 

Feb. 12, 2022 — Most people associate February with Valentine’s Day, romance and love. For San Diegan Maria Platis, it signifies Heart Month and the birth to her son, George.

He entered the world as an outwardly healthy 8-pound boy. It wasn’t long before physicians detected serious problems.

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