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Baby Trace waits for a new heart

first_imgAPTN National NewsKristin Whyte has become a ‘regular’ at the Ste. Justine Children’s Hospital in Montreal. She spends long hours there by the side of her son, Michael Beauvais, also known as ‘Baby Trace’.Trace was born with aortic stenosis — the opening of the aortic valve onto his heart’s left ventricle is extremely narrow, which means his heart can’t get enough oxygenated blood out to the rest of his body. It’s a disease that usually affects people aged 50 and older, and it can lead to shortness of breath, angina, and heart failure.Since birth, Trace has spent most of his life at Ste. Justine, waiting for a heart transplant.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin sat down with Baby Trace and his mother at Ste. Justine, and has their story.last_img

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