I was born with three heart defects - ASD, VSD and PDA. At age 6 I had open heart surgery in 1991 followed by heart surgery in 2005, with numerous heart caths along the way. Today, the PDA remains to be repaired.
Some doctors said I wouldn’t graduate high school. But I didn't let that expectation stop me. I graduated from college in business of music and I'm now is in school to be a Surgical Tech. During the 2013 state legislative session, I will actively support legislation to require pulse oximetry as part of Louisiana’s newborn screening panel to detect congenital heart defects.