Feb 25 2021

Virtual CHD Conversations: ACHD Post-Surgery Exercise

CHD Conversations Thursday, February 25, 2021
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. PST
Location Virtual

ACHA is excited to partner 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 a patient-led, townhall-style presentation on post-surgery exercise in CHD patients with Ryan Dillard and Uduak Osom-Richardson. For medical questions and concerns pertaining to exercise, please consult with your ACHD provider for specific recommendations. Register for free below!


Ryan Dillard, BS

Ryan was born with multiple congenital heart defects and eventually was diagnosed as having Shone’s Complex. He had his first open heart surgery at 3 months old and his second at age 37. He’s lived a fairly active lifestyle from biking, snowboarding to running 10Ks all the while living with CHD. Ryan serves on Stanford Health Care’s ACHD Patient & Family Advisory Council.

Uduak Osom-Richardson, MA, CCC-SLP

Uduak was born with tetralogy of Fallot in Nigeria. She has three children, ages 22, 19 and 16. Uduak has had three open heart surgeries. In 2019, Uduak had her third surgery that included left lung graft and other complications due to complications from previous surgeries. Uduak enjoys running marathons even though she thinks she is slow, but we know she isn't! Uduak serves on Stanford Health Care’s ACHD Patient & Family Advisory Council. 


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