Fredericksburg Parent

February 2016

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14 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • February 2016 5 Things I Learned About Having a Child with Heart Disease WRITTEN BY KERRY PINTO AS TOLD BY STACEY LAMPMAN PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE JOHNSON Stacey Lampman's son, Mitchell, was born 11 years ago at Mary Washington Hospital and immediately taken to NICU where it was dis- covered that he had some abnormalities with his heart. After following up with his doctor, Mitchell was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. During that visit, the doctor inquired about the family health history and was concerned about Stacey since, after having Mitchell, she was having some significant problems. She was told she would have to have open- heart surgery in the immediate future.

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