About the Author
My name is Steve; I live in rural South Carolina and I was born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) known as Tricuspid Atresia. CHD’s are the most common birth defect, affecting 1 out of 125 live births. Tricuspid Atresia is one of the rarer defects — only about 1 person in 10,000 has it. I have survived 3 heart surgeries, outlived a pacemaker, and I am doing well.
I love the Braves and baseball in general, construct my own action figures, and enjoy 1980’s music. I am also a member of the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). I support the ACHA in their effort to improve the quality of life for Adult Congenital Heart Defect patients, helping out whenever I can.
Sit back and enjoy my ramblings, and feel free to leave a comment. If you want to reach me personally, I’m at Wildcat3@gmail.com. With luck, we can all share a laugh or two, and I can disprove a few stereotypes.
Let’s talk about it! If you think your Heart Defect support group would like to have an Adult Survivor of a Congenital Heart Defect speak to them, I’d love to be considered. If your CHD Support/Advocacy group is holding a weekend event – a conference, symposium, or get together for heart families – I am willing to attend and speak, at no cost to the organizers. I will also bring my laptop and “livebog the event to my readers worldwide. Drop me a note at Wildcat3@gmail.com and we’ll discuss it!