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Liam's Story


When you meet Liam, it's easy to be captivated by his platinum blond hair, big blue eyes and giant smile. Liam's mother uses outgoing, sweet and energetic to describe her youngest child. "Liam is a good boy," Krystal has said.

Liam's life wasn't always simple and he was born with a rare and life-threatening heart defect. Krystal was sent to the Regional Fetal Evaluation Center at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where the physicians diagnosed Liam with crisscross heart. Crisscross heart is a congenital heart defect case where eight in a million are diagnosed. St. Christopher's followed Krystal's pregnancy and once Liam was born, he was transported by the Critical Care Transport Team for immediate care at the hospital.

Through multiple surgeries the pediatric team was able to repair Liam's damaged heart, so it can function normally with only three chambers. Krystal recalls the staff at St. Christopher's not only taking great care of Liam during surgery, but afterwards as well and when she couldn't be at the hospital.

"They hugged me and cried with me. That meant a lot because they loved Liam just as much as we did. And that was important to us." Liam is now two years old and St. Christopher's multi-disciplinary team is proud to provide care to him and his family. 

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