For Kids Like Gemma
At 20 weeks into her mom’s pregnancy, Gemma’s parents learned that their baby would be born, essentially, with half a heart.
Gemma underwent her first surgery in Edmonton at 10-days-old. She was flown back to Saskatoon after what seemed like a successful surgery but had to be rushed back to Edmonton because her shunt had clotted and no blood was getting through. An emergency procedure was performed to remove the clot. Two more major surgeries followed at four months old and again at two years old.
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