Four-year-old Sophie Sargeant celebrates Cardiac Heart Day in the Octagon with parents Jason and Tami. Photo: Gregor RichardsonLike most preschoolers, Sophie Sargeant is itching to start school in a couple of months. Mr Sargeant said medical specialists discovered Sophie had major heart defects while she was still in the womb, and they were told she might not survive long after birth. The second was at 11 months when she had ''complicated'' major heart surgery to correct the CCTGA and repair the hole. Sophie was one of more than 500 children across Otago with heart conditions who celebrated Cardiac Heart Day yesterday.
Source: Otago Daily Times February 14, 2018 16:18 UTC