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Rheumatic Fever
Melissa Posey

I call it My Mother's story because I have no memories of what happened to me, other than what she told me. I grew up hearing her story about how the wonderful doctors and nurses at Children's saved me with the help of God. I was 18 months old and ran a 106 degree fever. The local hospital was unable to make a diagnosis, so after 4 days, my parents asked that I be released and they drove me to Children's. After 3 days there I was diagnosed and was receiving treatment for Rheumatic Fever. I was at Children's for four weeks.

My mom always said if God had not led them to Children's, I would have not made it. Thanks to them, I am now 37 years old and have a beautiful daughter of my own. I was able to live a normal, healthy, life without any permanent heart damage.
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