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Baby Hearts Press is an independent publishing company that has been providing books and resources for the congenital heart defect (CHD) community since 1997. Owner and founder, Anna Jaworski, is the mother of a young adult with the complex congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). She is the author of two books, editor of two books, a contributor to a number of books as well as a public speaker and internet talk radio show host of Heart to Heart with Anna.

The Heart of a Father

The Heart of a Mother

Edited by Anna Marie Jaworski and Bob Daigneault

Foreword by Ray Fedderly, M.D.

Baby Hearts Press, 2009

ISBN: 0-9652508-3-0

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Dear Parent


This book is not intended to be medical advice. Medical information described in this book is solely for illustrative purposes.

This book is not intended to be a text for medical treatment of children with congenital heart defects (CHDs). Parents should consult with medical personnel whenever they feel compelled, regardless of what is written in this book.

The area of congenital heart defects is constantly changing. This book has reported some fathers’ and adults’ past experiences. For a more in-depth analysis of treatment of CHDs, the reader is encouraged to visit the library or conduct an online search in relevant medical journals. Except for Dr. Fedderly, these fathers are not human medical doctors.

Every effort has been made to insure this book is as accurate as possible; however, there may be mistakes, both typographical and in content. Consequently, this book should not be used to define medical treatment for any child. Many of these stories are written from fathers’ memories of what has happened with their children many years after diagnosis. These fathers may have been in shock when given certain medical information, thus there may be inaccuracies. These fathers have taken great pains to write with as much accuracy as possible.

The purpose of this book is to inspire others. The authors and Baby Hearts Press shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained in this book.

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