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jessmith

Puyallup, Washington
Roger and Jesse Smith welcomed Lukas Scott into our lives in January of 2007. He came into this world with only one ventricle, but with incalculable lessons to teach those who love him. Luke was born with a congenital heart defect, diagnosed at 20 weeks in utero with a missing right... Full Bio
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Roger and Jesse Smith welcomed Lukas Scott into our lives in January of 2007. He came into this world with only one ventricle, but with incalculable lessons to teach those who love him.

Luke was born with a congenital heart defect, diagnosed at 20 weeks in utero with a missing right ventricle. We knew even before he was born that he would face three open-heart surgeries. As of August 2007, Luke has successfully come through two of his three heart surgeries (plus a diaphragm surgery).

As we await Luke's third surgery, the Fontan, he is currently seen by his pediatric cardiologist every six months. More than stable, Luke is growing and thriving and we couldn't be more thankful. Our blog chronicles our journey through our unexpected entry into the world of CHD.