'Feel the Beat' is a fun-filled day featuring new and exciting research taking place in the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), connecting families to others in the HLHS community and providing an opportunity to listen to and meet special guest speakers. This year the event will feature Chris Moir, M.D., Mayo Clinic pediatric surgeon who led a team to successfully separate 5-month-old conjoined twins; Ethan Bortnick, a 14-year-old piano prodigy; and Joslynn Jarrett-Skelton, author of Charlie the Courageous. The day also highlights how the HLHS program is making a difference and how the community can come together to increase awareness and support for our HLHS warriors.
The event, held Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is open to everyone. Come for the food, the fun, the opportunity to meet other HLHS families, and to learn how we’re changing the future.
Visit the HLHS Cause to Cure blog for more information and to register.
Questions? Feel free to contact the HLHS team at HLHS@mayo.edu.
About the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is a collaborative network of specialists bonded by the vision of delaying or preventing heart failure for individuals affected by congenital heart defects including HLHS. The specialized team is addressing the various aspects of these defects by using research and clinical strategies ranging from basic science to diagnostic imaging to regenerative therapies.
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