Baby overcomes congenital heart disease

Both partners in business and in life for almost a decade, Erin and Rory Campbell were thrilled to learn they were expecting their first baby.
But 18 weeks into the pregnancy Erin and Rory faced something they weren’t expecting.

Their baby girl, Riley, was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart and changes the development of the left side of the heart.

That's when the soon to be mom and dad decided they’d be making the trip from Ft. Pierce to UF Health in Gainesville to deliver and care for Riley.

Now nine weeks later their appointments have lessened and their faith has grown.

The care and technology at UF health has made them feel at ease with the personal relationships they've developed with doctors.

Riley is awaiting another surgery, but doctors say she should live a very normal life.

Though Riley may not have the stamina to be an olympian one day, her parents are looking forward to a long, happy, and healthy life for her.