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Md. boy born with rare heart defect defies the odds

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What a difference a year has made for one little boy from Maryland.  Cameron Howard was born with a serious heart defect that can be deadly.

Cameron's condition was what is known as the Transposition of the Great Arteries.  Basically, that means that his aorta and his pulmonary arteries developed in the wrong places.  Because the blood is not oxygenated, someone with this condition can die within minutes if it's not corrected.

The doctors at Children's National Health System were able to correct the problem when he was 3 days old, but Cameron still suffers from a narrowing of his arteries, a condition that will have to be monitored for the rest of his life. 

The good news? Other than that, he now has a normal, functioning heart-- and a big, bright smile to go along with it.  Cameron just celebrated his 2nd birthday!

Cameron's parents, Brittney and Matthew, participated in the 2013 Race for Every Child-- with Cameron in a stroller-- and they hope to do so again this year. 

Want to help kids just like Cameron?  There IS something you can do!  Make a donation to this year's Race for Every Child, or register to take part in the race on Saturday, September 13!  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.


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