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Diego

This mischievous 8-year-old is always on the go.  A super fan of Spiderman and other superheroes, he’s quick to strike the perfect action pose.  His first visit to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center came just three days after he was born.  Diagnosed with critical aortic valve stenosis, he’s received care from pediatric cardiologist Dr. Scott Fletcher in the heart cath lab and has undergone open heart surgery with Dr. Kim Duncan.

Diego has regular check-ups with his doctors at Children’s outreach clinic in Kearney, Neb.  He receives the same expertise from the same doctors and nurses without leaving his hometown.  Instead, the Children’s team comes to him and other young heart patients as they visit communities throughout the region.

A young boy with a huge personality, Diego is a quick learner and loves to run, play and wrestle with his younger brother, Tony.  His mom says his strength and positive attitude have inspired their entire family.