To help assist parents facing a congenital heart defect, the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association with the help of Herma Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has designed a Guided Questions Tool.
As you slip the virtual reality headset on, you are suddenly transported. At first it’s exhilarating, even overwhelming, and you’re not sure how to maneuver through this foreign, virtual world. But it doesn’t take long for the weight of the controllers in your hands or the pressure on your temples from the headset to melt away.
To put it plainly, the Herma Heart Institute is an international leader in congenital heart care. This reputation is built upon two foundational principals: positive outcomes for patients and continuing education for providers. Both of these priorities were on display over two days in the middle of October.
Julissa Ulloa-Lopez is a healthy 1-year-old who likes to be heard as much as she likes to be held. “You could say she is a momma’s girl,” said her mother, Ruth Lopez Deleon. “She wants to be with me all the time, and she is always touching my face to make sure I’m really there.” Julissa’s extra-close connection with her mother just might be the result of the difficult path they’ve walked together toward Julissa’s health.