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NCD Chronicles #16: My Son Was Born With a Hole in His Heart

Jennifer Lim, Mother to A Child With Congenital Heart Disease

26-Feb-24 16:00

NCD Chronicles #16: My Son Was Born With a Hole in His Heart

The heart is one of the most vital organs in our body, working day and night from the moment we are born to pump blood throughout our body. But for a small number of individuals, from the moment they’re born, their hearts don’t work like they should because the structure of the heart is abnormal. These individuals are diagnosed with congenital heart disease. On this episode of NCD Chronicles, we hear from Jennifer Lim about her son Thaddeus’ diagnosis of congenital heart disease and the agonising wait for life-saving surgery.

NCD Chronicles is a series about people living with NCDs, going beyond the diagnosis to explore their personal experiences, their challenges, as well as the impact of their health condition on their loved ones. These stories reveal the importance of understanding the unique struggles and needs of the individuals behind the disease, in our response to the NCD epidemic. 

Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann


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Categories:  managing disease

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