Doctors weren't sure Jacob would ever be able to speak


Jacob had his first open-heart surgery when he was just 5 days old. He was born with a congenital heart defect and vocal cord paralysis, both of which required immediate medical intervention. Team members from Rady Children's Heart Institute came together to create a promising future for this little boy. Thanks to the specialized care he received at our hospital, Jacob can now enjoy life as a healthy, happy, growing toddler.

Charity Name
Rady Children's Hospital Foundation
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An innovative procedure changed Jacob's future for the better
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Rady Children's Hospital