Heart Surgery Before Birth Saves Unborn Baby’s Life

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 24, 2012   |   3:05PM   |   Philadelphia, PA

Here is a heartwarming story that is sure to lift your spirits this Christmas time.

The baby’s mother discovered during earlier stages of pregnancy that the baby’s heart was not properly developing. Doctors at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia wanted to perform an operation on the unborn baby’s heart — which was just the size of a grape.

They had tried the surgery before on other unborn babies but none of the patients had made it to their first birthday. But this little boy has made it.