Sharing Mayo Clinic: Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries
Matthew Makela, three years old, has undergone multiple surgeries in his short life, including two for the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot. Although Makela and his family know that he will have to eventually have a pulmonary valve replacement, they are able to face life with grace and gratitude.
Learn more about Matthew Makela, his treatment from Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and his kind heart, on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.
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