Ezekiel's Story: One Extraordinary Little Boy from Casper!
Casper is home to one extraordinary little boy. Ezekiel was born with a congenital heart defect - from birth, he has had a single ventricle heart. A normal heart has 4 chambers: an upper, lower, left and right. Ezekiel was born with only one chamber along with dextrocardia, meaning his heart is on the opposite side like a mirrored image of ours, making his condition very rare and severe. He was missing the entire dividing wall between his left and right ventricles. This meant he could not get an adequate amount of oxygen to his body.
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You're the Cure on the Hill 2017: A Wyoming Perspective
At the end of June, more than 330 American Heart Association volunteers and staff from 46 states, including Wyoming, traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for federal research support and key legislation that will benefit Americans with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The advocates urged their members of Congress to prioritize National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for heart and stroke research and to support bills that would expand access to stroke telemedicine (telestroke) and cardiac rehabilitation. They also encouraged their lawmakers to oppose the American Health Care Act or any Senate substitute that reduces access to affordable and adequate health care coverage.