Alex was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect before he was even born. His mother was pregnant when her doctors noticed that something was wrong and referred her to The Heart Center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. At six days old, Alex endured his first open heart surgery and then spent six weeks in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU).
The Heart Center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer had vital equipment like medicine pumps, life support machines and respiratory machines that helped save Alex’s life. These are the kinds of things partners of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals make possible. Thanks to the care Alex received, he is now a healthy and happy 15 year old boy who loves to play Fortnite, dance and travel!