In Single Ventricle: My One Pump Train Station, readers are guided through understanding single ventricle heart defects using a fun analogy of our hearts being train stations. Through simple explanations and fun color illustrations, you will learn how blood is pumped around our bodies, and why having a single ventricle makes this harder. The book includes helpful information about different surgical procedures and a glossary of 'Doctor Words' to define relevant medical terms in plain language.
Through science and colorful illustration, this book not only aims to empower patients and their families but is also an enjoyable and educational gift for kids who are curious to learn more about the fascinating world of medicine.
This book was originally created with the support of Dr. Thomas Maxey, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon in Charlotte, and with the support of the HEARTest Yard.
Established in 2013 by former Carolina Panther Greg Olsen and his wife, Kara, the HEARTest Yard, a program under Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation, supports families of children with congenital heart disease with in-home nursing care and comprehensive medical services at The HEARTest Yard Congenital Heart Center. The Foundation seeks to provide a happier, healthier future for heart kids.