Caroline's Story

Siblings Luke and Caroline Puckett both visit doctors at Batson Children’s Hospital, but for vastly different reasons. Caroline has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition that caused the left side of her heart to not develop correctly. Caroline and her family were forced to travel out of state for three separate open heart surgeries. Thankfully, the Children’s Heart Center opened in 2010, so pediatric heart patients like Caroline can now receive care at home without having to leave the state.