Episode 08: “It Was Never Something That We Were Prepared For” – A Parent’s Perspective
In this episode of Ticker Talk, host Ann-Marie speaks with Cyrena Ferreira, a caregiver, mother, and advocate of cardiac health and research. Cyrena shares her journey of discovering her son Alessio’s heart condition shortly after his birth, and the challenges they have faced as a family following diagnosis.
Bringing listeners through her experience as a caregiver, Cyrena discusses the complexities of navigating the world of congenital heart disease and the significant shift in her perspective since becoming a parent to a child with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Touching on her personal evolution, Cyrena speaks to the profound transformation her outlook on life has undergone, and how she now possesses a greater sense of gratitude and continues to live fully, taking time to celebrate small triumphs.
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