Oliver

Within 24 hours of his birth, little Oliver was transferred from a local hospital to The Children’s Hospital due to low oxygen levels. Two days later, he was diagnosed with Tetrology of Fallot, which can effect oxygen flow and indicate a heart murmur. He stayed in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for four days, then returned to the hospital three months later for heart surgery. His specialty and research teams include cardiac surgery, cardiology and intensive care specialists. He returns every six months for checkups. Today, Oliver loves opening and closing doors, being read to and the color orange. Over 375 heart surgeries are performed annually by Dr. Burkhart and his team through programs supported by Children’s Hospital Foundation.