2012 Healthy Hearts Reunion

September 17, 2012 -- UNC pediatric heart surgery patients and their families gathered on Saturday, September 15, for the annual Healthy Hearts Reunion.

2012 Healthy Hearts Reunion click to enlarge Michael R. Mill, MD talking to patient and mother

The event features games, carnival activities and food, and is a chance for children who have had heart surgery at N.C. Children's Hospital to come back to visit with medical staff and other patients and their families. This year's reunion was held at the Trinity School in Durham.

Physicians, nurses and other medical staff who cared for the children in the hospital were delighted to see them running and playing at the reunion.

"This is very, very rewarding, very fulfilling, " Michael R. Mill, M.D., UNC pediatric cardiac surgeon, told the Durham Herald-Sun. "It's great to see them in an active environment, outside the hospital environment."

Read the Durham Herald-Sun's story here.

-Margret Alford Cloud, UNC Division of Cardiothroacic Surgery