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Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Dustin Johnson

My mommy and daddy found out I had a heart condition when Mommy was pregnant with me. Mommy and Daddy were then told I would need open heart surgery when I was just a few days old. I was born on Halloween morning and ended up having one open heart surgery seven days later. I had my second open heart surgery when I was 3 months old. Now I'm about to turn 1 year old, and I’m the best little boy in the world. I'm always happy and you can never tell anything is wrong with me until you open up my shirt and see my battle scars. My name is Dustin, which means brave warrior, and I live up to that name every day.
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