Max and Jennifer

Jennifer and Buck learned that their newborn son, Max, had a congenital heart defect. Later diagnosed with a slow heart rate, Max received his first pacemaker when he was three months old. In this series of videos, Jennifer describes the family’s journey as they faced the unknowns of pediatric heart surgery and offers insight to other parents facing the same decision. Select a video chapter below.

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