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Trista Faith DeBruler was born at 37 weeks gestation weighing 4 pounds 13 ounces. Trista was diagnosed prenatally with Tetralogy of Fallot, a serious heart defect that requires open heart surgery in order to survive.
Immediately after birth, Trista was transferred to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and stayed in the CICU for 8 days for observation. On the 9th day, Trista went into cardiac arrest and required a heart catheter, along with numerous IV lines, feeding tubes and ventilators. At 11 days old and only 4 pounds, Trista underwent open heart surgery for a full heart repair. She was placed on a heart and lung machine and required 6 blood transfusions during her surgery. She recovered well and was able to come home on her 1 month birthday!
Due to all of the high dose antibiotics that followed her surgery, Trista has been left with severe hearing loss in both ears. Trista wears hearing aids and attends a school for the deaf. Although Trista's life has been, and will always be filled with cardiology clinics, audiology tests and therapists, you would never know it. She is the happiest 2-1/2 year old you could ever meet.
Trista is truly a miracle and we thank the doctors at Cincinanti Children's Hospital Medical Center every day for their expertise in caring for our daughter and the March of Dimes. We believe that without research and education developed and funded by the March of Dimes, Trista would not have survived. Our mission is to educate the public and healthcare workers about the risk of birth defects. Our hope is that other families will not have to endure the fear and pain that we've experienced. Our wish is for all babies to be born full-term and healthy.