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The truth about congenital heart defects

Hello! I’m Amelia, I was born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) called Transportation of the Great Arteries (TGA).

This when the two main arteries that carry blood are switched.

To correct this, I have what’s called a mustard procedure, which basically makes my heart work backwards.

I’ve had a total of 7 heart surgeries.

In August 2019, I had my 3rd open heart surgery.

It’s been a long road with recovery and I still have a lot of healing to do.

But I spend my time writing and advocating for those who are warriors like me.

Congenital Heart Defects are for life and cannot be cured with surgery & most adults with CHD don’t get the proper care needed.

Spreading awareness about these issues is my passion & I hope to help others like myself.

For more from Amelia, and to hear more about CHD, check out InstaGram: @ameliablackwater

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