Patient Stories

Pediatric Heart Failure and Recovery

Meet our patients and read their remarkable stories of hope and inspiration from the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

For first-time parents Rebekah and Ernest Carper of Spencer, W.Va., there was no greater joy than the birth of their daughter. When Baylee was six months old, the couple received frightening news. Doctors diagnosed her with a potentially fatal heart disease — dilated cardiomyopathy. That's when the Carpers turned to Children's — the only pediatric heart transplant program in the region.
Baylee
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