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In Open Hearts Kate Bull, formerly a cardiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, tells not just of the development of heart surgery in children, but of the patients, past and present, whose lives have been transformed.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity featured Amelia's story in their Valentine Day 2011 fundraising project.

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Welcome to Amelia with Fallot Heart website



Mount Kinabalu 4095m In Malaysia - I smashed it.

Child born with congenital heart defects

The purpose of this website is to create public awareness of babies born with Congenital Heart Defects. There are different types of congenital heart defects and this website focuses on a congenital heart defects called Tetralogy of Fallot. (Often abbreviated to TOF).

If you found this website on the internet, you probably heard of or in contact with a baby or a child born with a congenital heart defects and you would like to know more about the heart condition. If the child/baby you are caring or in contact with is living with Tetralogy of Fallot then you are in the right place.

This website documents the life experiences of Amelia who born with Tetralogy of Fallot. her physical development, symptoms, on-going medicals treatments and so on.

Amelia is now 12 years old and she goes to school; play with other kids and learn new things every day. Amelia likes sports and she understands she will have to stop doing what she is doing if she has chest pain or out of breathe or dizzy.

She is capable of learning things fast. I myself, as her mother very curious whether her high level of intelligence has anything to do with her heart condition.

Amelia has keen interest on the medical treatments and equipment used in her heart treatments. She has her own cardiology stethoscope, she used it to listen to her own heart rhythm and she compares her heart rhythm with a normal person's heart. Amelia has irregular heartbeat, the Electrophysiology key hole surgery performed in October 2015 has brought it down to 1%.

Amelia was born in December 2005 at one of the hospitals in North London in the United Kingdom (UK). Her heart problem was not detected until she was 6 weeks old. The doctor said she has a loud systolic murmur. Since then Amelia’s heart condition was being monitored the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), the Children Hospital located in Central London, UK.

Amelia was the baby number 1271 getting heart treatments from Great Ormond Street Hospital according to GOSH records.

Amelia started showing signs of bluish-purple skin from crying and feeding from three months old onwards and the frequency of the blue baby symptoms which made her vomit increases to the point she had difficulty to keep food down her stomach and She had had her first heart surgery when she was 6 months old, on 23 May 2006 at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She was kept at GOSH after her heart surgery for two weeks.

The trickiest task to do before Amelia’s open heart surgery was that of to make sure she puts on as much weight as possible and it was very interesting to hear from other parents of different methods they used to help their babies to gain weight. Some parents gave blended solid food and other parents gave cheesy food. Amelia was unable to take solid food even in liquidised form she turned blue and vomit (like a fountain) before she could finish her food. Doctor said eating and drinking for Amelia was like running a marathon each time. She sweats a lot during feeding. Amelia then only drank formula milk every 2 hours throughout the day every day till her first open heart surgery. Amelia was able to eat solid food after her surgery.

Amelia has had her second open heart surgery in June 2009 to remove the pulmonary obstruction in her heart. She felt tired easily before her second surgery.

The information on this website is updated frequently. We hope that this website has provided hope to new parents, medical professionals, families, friends, carers and teachers come in contact with children with congenital heart defects similar to Amelia.

Some people think baby born with congenital heart defects are a disabled child. You can see for yourself, Amelia is no way look like or behaved like a disabled child.

The use of the information on this website for research or commercial reason without permission is prohibited.

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Amelia's documentary

(YouTube Videos)

Amelia's favourite books

Amelia loves reading. click on the book cover to see her books collection.

Thank you for your generosity and support with the charities that work hard to help babies born with congenital heart defects.

Total Donations raised for the charities that help babies born with congenital heart defects by Amelia and her parent so far is £2,039.92:

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Charity
  • The Sick Children Trust
  • Make A Wish Foundation

By participating in the following activities:

  • SwissAlpine Kids Run 1.4km 2015 by Amelia herself
  • Henley On Thames Kids Triathlon by Amelia herself 2014
  • Westminster Mile Run by Amelia herself 2014
  • Fun Triathlon by Amelia herself 2013
  • 2010 Bupa London 10000.
  • British Heart Foundation Hyde Park Jogs 2010
  • 2011 Adidas Women's 5k Challenge at Hyde Park London.
  • Climb Mount Kinabalu expedition on 1 December 2011.
  • Bupa London 10K 2012