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News & Patient Stories

Featured Stories

Meet Mario

With the help of a heart transplant at Rady Children’s Hospital, Mario can continue his passion for basketball.

Read Mario’s Story

Meet Dorian

Six-year-old Dorian has a second chance at life with the help of Rady Children’s Hospital.

Patient Stories

Ashlyn Frye became the first pediatric patient to undergo portal vein recanalization at Rady Children’s Dickinson Image-Guided Intervention Center. Read More.

Jaylie’s rare condition was successfully treated at the state-of-the-art Dickinson Image-Guided Intervention Center.

Josiah and his family came to Rady Children’s from Hawaii to get a new heart. Meet Josiah.

Eliana is the smallest baby ever to receive a heart transplant in San Diego County. Watch her heartwarming story.

Dylan’s heart transplant surgery has been lifesaving. Meet Dylan and learn about his very lucky number.

At just 4 months old, Zoey needed heart transplant surgery. Watch her incredible story.

Photo of CarsonCarson needed an artificial heart until he could get a real one. Read about his incredible journey.

Izzy was born with transposition of the great arteries and needed surgery. Meet Izzy.

Kupono came all the way from Oahu for our heart care. Today he is happy and healthy. Meet Kupono.

Born with an interrupted aortic arch, a rare and life-threatening heart defect, Kellan is now thriving. Read his heartwarming story.

SantiagoWith a new heart, Santiago can look forward to a brighter future. Meet Santiago.

Hughes TwinsThanks to our surgery team, the Hughes twins have bright smiles and boundless energy. Meet Avery and Mackenzie.

Cardiology Photo - Jennifer - SmallA rare infection attacked her heart — and threatened her life. Meet Jennifer.

Marques Photo - smUsing innovative wireless technology, Marques’ heart condition can be checked on schedule. Meet Marques.

Cardiology Photo - Ian - SmallAdvanced catheter technology cured him of a rare heart condition. Meet Ian.

Max Patient Story Photo
Born with a large hole in his heart, tiny Max needed surgery – and fast. Thanks to Rady Children’s, today he’s the picture of health. Meet Max.

Amelia-Sophia Patient Story PhotoTwin toddlers Amelia and Sophia shared a common bond: Both were born with congenital heart disease. Read their incredible story.

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The Heart Institute is happy to provide a way for you to share kind messages and photos internally with our valued faculty and staff. This is a great way to show appreciation to the many individuals who made an impact in your child’s healthcare journey. Share your update (will not be featured on this page) with our team here.