“Mending hearts with the love of Jesus” — motto of Hannah's Hearts ministry
Each month, Hannah Linsky, 3, and her family express their love for the tiniest hospital patients.
However, the Linsky's caring efforts have special meaning this week —
Linsky, of Marlow, said she and her husband Chris know only too well what families arriving at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at OU Medical Center's The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center are feeling.
She said little Hannah faced heart troubles in
The Linskys, whose family also includes daughters, Emily, 13; Abbey, 11; and Lucy, 1, said they believe the quick
“A lot of heart babies are sent home before the problem is found and so some don't make it back to the hospital,” Deonna Linsky said.
“Hanna is doing great today. How could we not give back?” Deonna
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Looking for ways to do just that, Linsky said the family began donating funds to Samaritan's Purse initiative called the
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For more information about Hannah's Hearts, including the ways to donate funds and meals for families, call (580) 467-8118 or go to www.hannahs
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Congenital heart defects
Congenital heart defects are structural problems with the heart present at birth. They result when a mishap occurs during heart development soon after conception and often before the mother is aware that she is pregnant.
Defects range in severity from simple problems, such as “holes” between chambers of the heart, to very severe malformations, such as complete absence of one or more chambers or valves. The word “congenital” means existing at birth. The terms “congenital heart defect” and “congenital heart disease” are often used to mean the same thing, but “defect” is more accurate.