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Gratitude Amidst the Grit

Samarra and Aldo

Pulse oximetry screening | 1:56

Recorded on February 19, 2016

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Samarra and Aldo share their journey when their son's heart condition was detected after birth through newborn screening. Through the highs and lows of those first few days as parents, Samarra and Aldo reflect on their appreciation of screening and the support they found in each other.

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Greta Great Heart

Steve and Karin

Pulse oximetry screening | 4:20

Recorded on March 4, 2016

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Steve and Karin discuss the delivery of their daughter, Greta, who shortly after birth was found to have a life-threatening heart defect through newborn screening and the girl she has become today as a result of this experience.

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Melia and Julie

Pulse oximetry screening | 3:57

Recorded on March 15, 2016

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Shortly after she was born, a simple pulse oximetry screen prompted doctors to check Aria for a heart defect. Listen to her mother, Melia, and grandmother, Julie, talk about the strength Aria has shown and everything they went through as she fought for her life.

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