Julia was diagnosed at 2 days old with Tetralogy of Fallot. By the time she was two months old she would undergo her first open heart surgery. Her oxygen was dropping rapidly even on 100% oxygen support. She was given a stent and a patch over where the pulmonary valve should be. The hope then was that she would survive into late teens before needing the next surgery. Unfortunately this was not the case. When she was 8 years old she would have a second surgery. The summer between 2nd and 3rd grade proved to be very difficult. She was growing more tired and having a hard time keeping up with her peers. So they found that the right side of her heart was enlarging due to being over worked. They gave her a full pulmonary valve replacement. She now has an artificial biological valve made of cow and pig valve. We now hope to be able to wait another ten years before her next surgery if we have no more surprises. She is a beautiful and smart little girl who loves ice skating and playing with her Lilo and Stitch dolls. She is her family's heart hero.