CHD Conversations: Mental Health & ACHD

Nov 18 2021
CHD Conversations Thursday, November 18, 2021
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. PST
Location Virtual

ACHA is excited to continue its partnership with Stanford Health Care’s ACHD Program’s Patient & Family Advisory Council to bring you a quarterly series of virtual CHD Conversations. Join us for patient-led, town hall-style presentations. Register for free today!

Presenters: Courtney Merhab & Julie Fletcher

Courtney Merhab and Julie Fletcher serve as Patient Partners on Stanford Health Care's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient & Family Advisory Council.

Courtney was born with hypoplastic left ventricle, double outlet right ventricle and transposition of the great arteries. She has undergone 3 open-heart surgeries and 1 closed-heart surgery, including Fontan surgery and receiving a pacemaker at the age of 18. Courtney works as a Program Manager at Salesforce. Outside of work she enjoys surfing, spending time with her family and friends and traveling. As a certified yoga instructor, she loves to share her passion with others and encourage healthy living.

Julie was born with Shone's Complex. She underwent her first heart surgery at two years old and four open-heart surgeries between the age of 6 and 29 years old. In her free time, Julie enjoys walking with her family, playing online video games with her husband and volunteering with fellow "CHD'ers". Julie recognizes the importance of mental health because of the challenges she knows ACHD patients and caregivers face on a daily basis.

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This virtual presentation is made possible in part by sponsorship support provided by:
Pharmaceutical Companies of
Johnson & Johnson