"Olive’s heart defect was discovered via ultra sound when I was 25 weeks pregnant. She was born on May 5th, 2009. Her congenital heart defect (CHD) is called tetralogy of fallot (TOF) & pulmonary atresia (PA). She spent the first four weeks of her life in the hospital and had undergone two open-heart surgeries and one other surgery to place a feeding-tube before she was even six months old. From a cardiac-standpoint she is doing well but in the future she will need to have a pulmonary valve placed because she does not have one. She is currently working on learning to walk and communicate, as well as other important milestones. She goes to physical, occupational and speech therapy 1-2 times a week to help improve her developmental skills. Thanks to all of her AWESOME therapists she is continuing to improve in all areas!!! Olive is a very sassy and CUTE almost four-year-old, you would never know by looking at her that she has overcome so many serious health issues already. We are very fortunate and blessed to have her in our lives. We love her SO MUCH!!!" -  

~Olive’s Mom