Meet Katelyn & Matthew in St. Louis

Updated:Sep 27,2012

KWH Katelyn+MatthewJSiblings Katelyn and Matthew were born three years apart but with very similar heart defects.

Katelyn was born with a complete a/v canal and Matthew with an incomplete a/v canal. This is where the similarity of their heart stories ends, however.

Katelyn's road has proven a little rocky with a total of six open heart surgeries. She lives with an artificial valve and takes medicines daily, including blood thinners, to keep everything working smoothly. She's a superstar with several theatrical performances under her belt and even a song with her heartbeat embedded within it soon to hit iTunes!

Her little brother, Matthew, needed just one open heart surgery and prefers to live out his stardom on the baseball field.

They are both in the gifted program at school and are super excited to help with this year's Jump Rope For Heart and St. Louis Heart Walk. They visit the cardiologist regularly and continue to amaze us all by showing us how to live life to its fullest!

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