Hail to the Little Victors: Peter Bodkin’s Story

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The Bodkin family: Sam Emily, Peter, Ben, Katherine

Our son, Peter, was born in Lansing, Michigan, on the evening of October 8, 2008 – healthy and happy after a normal pregnancy. Then, suddenly, when he was about 4 hours old, he turned blue. At 5 a.m., he was diagnosed with pulmonary atresia, a serious congenital heart defect.

We were transferred to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital when Peter was just one day old, and six days later he underwent open heart surgery.

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