Meet Mike Watson.
He is 28 years old, has a twin brother and was born and raised in sunny San Diego. From the outside, Mike seems like a normal young man. But if you get to know him, you will find out that he was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) minutes after he was born.
Mike and I met a few years back at a Congenital Heart Disease support group for families. We were asked to share our stories with parents who have or will be having a child with CHD. As adult CHD survivors, we were able to give insight and hope to parents. But in turn, we were also humbled to hear the stories of other CHD kids and survivors.
After meeting each other, I think it is safe to say that we felt comforted knowing that we are not alone. In times of fear and frustration, Mike has been my sounding board. I am truly grateful for his friendship and his ability to relate to all who have CHD.
Check out his story below!