Growing Up With My Heart Condition… Caitlin’s Story

Caitlin was born with pulmonary atresia with a VSD, requiring three surgeries before the age of one.

In Year 12, Caitlin was busy thinking about what formal dress she wanted to wear and her university admission score, when she was told she would need another procedure. Caitlin is now 20 and is about to sit the admission exam to study medicine. Her experience with her heart is part of the drive behind why she wants to become a doctor and help others.

Caitlin is an amazingly resilient, driven and empowered young woman. In this episode, she talks all about what it was like growing up with her condition, how her heart has impacted her sense of self, and her dreams for the future!

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