Today, the beat of Hayes Yepes’s tiny heart sounds like music to his parents’ ears. But that was not always the case. Parents Jeremy Yepes and Kortney Gant admittedly have experienced many anxiety-filled days since their son Hayes was born on Dec. 4, 2017.
The couple learned something was wrong with their newborn shortly after birth. Hayes was diagnosed with supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS), a heart defect characterized by a narrowing of the aorta valve and blood vessel, which was restricting blood flow to his body.
“Hearing that our son didn’t have enough blood and oxygen flowing to the rest of his body was one of the most frightening moments of my life,” Yepes said. Read more