The CHD Bus Tour
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‘They Told Us Our Daughter Would Never Be Normal’
Aug 30, 2023
Matt and Katrina had a happy, healthy baby named Megan who was advanced for her age, and exceeded all her milestones. Prior to her well check visit at 4 months old, she would “jump up and down smiling”, play with toys, sit up and down and maintain eye contact. 20 days after she was administered a group of routine immunizations, including the DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) vaccine, she was found seizing in her crib at day care and had stopped breathing. Megan was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she remained for three weeks. “She was screaming 24/7”, and placed on a breathing tube, parents Matt and Katrina told CHD.TV. Today, Megan is 10 years old and in need of complete care. “She needs help in every aspect of her life,” suffering from seizures and vision impairment from damaged brain processing centers. Despite her life being stolen from her, Megan enjoys “playing ball”, going on walks with her Dad and reading books. “Do your research”, Matt and Katrina warn. Megan's signature is number 147 on the CHD Bus.