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Because Children's cardiovascular program is one of the top 10 pediatric cardiovascular programs in the U.S., it was chosen to represent Children's in a recent advertising campaign. You can view the story of Allison's Silver Butterfly and other Children's stories.

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Nick Evanson underwent three heart surgeries for a congenital heart defect, performed by David Overman, MD, pediatric cardiac surgeon at Children's of Minnesota. Now 8 years old, Nick is doing fine. Read Nick's story.

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Amy was born with serious heart problems. Now a healthy adult, she's part of a group of adults with reconstructed hearts who still need care. Children's of Minnesota is preparing to care for this new generation. Read Amy's story of being born with a heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot.

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To read stories written by Children's families, many of whom were treated for cardiovascular conditions, visit the archives of the My Children's Story Project.