Apollo is our 1 year old puppy we rescued at six months old in January of 2016! Although we do not know anything about his birth place or first owner, we do know he was moved to various shelters for reasons we will never know because they weren't allowed to share that information. I saw him on the ASPCA website and wanted to visit him. There was a sign on his cage that said "I'm sick and cannot visit for 3 weeks." I asked if I could play with him anyway and they said yes you can see him but he is really sick and could be contagious. I didn't care. When I met him in the play room the first thing he did was give me a hug. That's when I knew he was the one. We had an instant connection. Due to my own low immune system I was afraid to bring him home because he was so sick, but I didn't want anyone else taking him so after my boyfriend's approval, I brought him home that day! After he got stronger and healthier he was so happy and well behaved! He has been such a blessing in our lives and brings such joy to us every single day.
I am one of the many CHD women who cannot have children and so he is my baby!! I do annoying mommy things like take way too many videos and pictures of him, talk about him constantly, and probably think he is cuter and funnier than he actually is. 
He has such a weird, quirky, unique, silly, personality and does the most random hilarious things like his mommy & daddy! For those of you who know my boyfriend and I, it's as if we created this dog from our own personalities. LoL We are all such a great fit for each other!
This page has absolutely no purpose other than to simply make you smile and laugh! 
This website is helpful yet heavy. So grab your favorite beverage and snack, take a break from the blog and forum, and have a laugh!
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1st Generation Parents
First generation parents of complex and single ventricle congenital heart disease and defect survivors. They are the soldiers who taught us how to fight. Thank you.
Heart Caths & Warrior Blood
Heart catheterizations are a minor invasive procedure to check out hearts to see from the inside. It is comforting to be able to see a heart cath lab before you have a catherization to ease your mind. Stephanie Romer writes about her experiences.
What to Tell A CHD Child...
Keeping the innocence. How much and what should I tell my baby or child with congenital heart disease or defect. Parents, advocates, and doctors can discuss this together as well. Stephanie Romer shares her thoughts on this.
CHD Brain & ADHD
CHD Brain damage comes out in many forms - Executive Functioning issues that can look like and be diagnosed as ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Issues, and more...Stephanie Romer writes about her experiences.
34 yr old HLHS Survivor
HLHS warrior turns 34 years old. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Congenital heart disease survivor. Stephanie Romer's 34th Birthday - 2019.
Life with 5 CHD's
Stephanie Romer Living and loving life with five congenital heart defects. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Transposition of the great arteries, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, mitral valve stenosis
Learning Disabilities & CHD
CHD and Learning disability...Stephanie Romer writes about her experiences and thoughts.
Illness or Drug Addict
Treated like a drug addict in the Emergency Room for being young with a chronic, invisible illness. Stephanie Romer writes about her experiences.
Stress Tests
With CHD we have to go through constant testing. Stress tests is one of those. Living with Congenital Heart Disease and HLHS - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome - makes it more difficult. Stephanie Romer writes about her experiences.
Oldest HLHS Survivor Making Waves
Stephanie Romer story by Project Heart living with half of a heart, twice the fight. Living with HLHS, TGA, ASD, VSD, MVS. Advice for parents and congenital heart disease and defect survivors, patients, doctors, cardiologist.
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