Beneath a beaming smile and joyful laughter, a new heart is hard at work for 10-year-old Jack. After heart transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, he’s enjoying every moment to the fullest.
Jack was born with a condition that caused his heart to develop incorrectly. Before seeking advice from the experts at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute, a heart transplant was never an option. Now, Jack and his family are living life in a whole new way.
Who better to teach you about an issue than those living with it?
That's the premise behind "My Life, My Illness."
This award-winning video project is a cooperative effort of All Children's Child Life and Creative Services Departments. It serves as a tool to help pediatric physicians and nurses in training develop more effective communication skills by understanding what it's like to be a child with a chronic or life-threatening illness.