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2014 Heart Hero
When Grant was born, nobody knew that he was fighting for his life. At just 12 hours old, he was rushed into tests that determined he was born with multiple and severe heart defects - transposition of the great arteries, two holes in his heart and aortic valve stenosis. Grant underwent lifesaving open heart surgery at 5 days old. He and his family anticipate another open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve; but for now, at the age of seven, Grant is very active and loves to run, swim and play with his two younger brothers. Grantís parents and family will participate in the Heart Walk this year because they are so very thankful to the American Heart Association for allowing lifesaving research and awareness that treated Grant, and all kinds of heart disease.
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases, the Nation's No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year. Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!