1/9/2013 9:01 AM
My name is Michelle. I was born in April 1976 in Tucson Arizona. I was born lacking oxygen which caused me to be a blue baby. I was born with a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot. I have had three open heart surgeries. I moved out to California with my mom and dad because the hospital wasn’t equipped enough for my congenital heart defect. I had my first open heart surgery when I was 2 and ½ and the last one when I was 13.
I have several learning disabilities as well. I had a seizure when I was 18 and I was in a coma for about a couple of days. I don’t remember much because I suffered brain damage. Later on I found out that I have a syndrome called 22q11 which means that I am missing chromosomes.
I am now a DJ for my local college that I attend and promoting my story and cause so that one day we can fight and find a cure for congenital heart defects.