Chewbacca Tells Patient He’s Getting A New Heart

Months ago when Austin Eggleston, 15, was listed for a heart transplant, Dr. Philip Thrush, Cardiologist at Lurie Children’s, promised he would deliver the news a heart was available dressed as Chewbacca. Born with three congenital heart defects, Austin had … Read More

Born a Fighter: After Open-Heart Surgeries, Winston Thrives

On March 16, 2017, Lauren gave birth to a baby boy named Winston, and for a few hours, everything was fine. Within 24 hours, however, Winston was brought to the NICU, where an echocardiogram of his heart confirmed it was … Read More

Born with Three Congenital Heart Defects Today Oliver Thrives

Concerned with her two-week-old son, Oliver’s feeding, Olivia Craig made an appointment with the pediatrician. She never imagined that her newborn son would be diagnosed with a congenital heart defect let alone three. During the appointment, a nurse practitioner and … Read More