Miracle Baby Birthday

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY OCT 1, 2016

This week, Nico Marquez celebrated his first birthday – a miracle milestone for this Sarasota baby born last year with a rare heart defect known as TGA (transposition of the great arteries). The two main arteries leaving his heart were reversed, which prevents oxygenated blood from reaching the lungs and can be fatal if not detected early and corrected with surgery. On Monday, his proud parents brought him to Sarasota Memorial Hospital to thank the nurses and doctors who cared for him and raised awareness about a simple newborn screening test that helped save his life. His September birthday is doubly significant, as it is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. 

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