Jeremy is a survivor. Born with Turner's Syndrome, he's been followed closely by CHC (Endocrinology, ENT, and Cardiology) since birth. Beginning in 6th grade Jeremy began to slowly develop an aneurysm in his heart. He lived 6 years on physical restrictions, medicine therapy and close monitoring. Jeremy maintained a positive outlook knowing he was one of the fortunate ones, who's heart could be mended one day. On June 6, 2019 - Jeremy underwent open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve with his pulmonary valve, rebuilt his ascending aorta damaged by an aneurism, and replaced his pulmonary valve with a human (cadaver) valve -the latter meaning he won't need anticoagulant therapy the rest of his life. It was tremendously successful. Jeremy blew the ICU team away with his dramatic progress, never once complained, whined, cried or expressed anger/frustration. Four days after open heart surgery he walked out of the hospital.
Jeremy's current STRONG state of his heart and his future have been assured by Childrens Hospital Colorado Heart Institute professionals. In May he graduated from Fairview high school in Boulder and is looking toward a bright future at the University of Arizona studying Music Education and marching for the Arizona Wildcats. Jeremy's lifelong love of music marches on. Thank you Children's Hospital!!