Alex and Becca were thrilled to learn that Becca was pregnant with their first child, a baby boy named Oliver. Everything changed at the couple’s 20-week ultrasound, when a doctor discovered that there was something wrong with the baby’s heart. A specialist confirmed that Oliver had a severe heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. After receiving the devastating diagnosis, the family came to Children’s Colorado, where a renowned care team devised a treatment plan to give Oliver the best chance of survival. At 25 weeks, doctors discovered that Oliver had developed an extremely rapid heartbeat and was going into heart failure. The team at the Children’s Colorado Fetal Care Center and the Heart Institute put their heads together and were able to successfully reverse the rapid heartbeat and subsequently the heart failure – allowing Becca to continue the pregnancy. Oliver was born on July 25, 2017, at the Children’s Colorado Fetal Care Center. Just 2 days later, he underwent his first open heart surgery. The procedure went well and his road home looked smooth. Unfortunately, Oliver spent the next several months in and out of the hospital struggling through multiple complications and infections. Just before he turned 4 months old, Oliver underwent his second open heart surgery. The family was discharged from the hospital a week later – just in time for Thanksgiving. Oliver will require a final palliative heart surgery in a few years, but for now he is growing and thriving at home. Oliver’s parents describe their son as strong, full of joy and resilient.