Conner Blinzler Conner’s Open Heart

First post: Dec 8, 2019 Latest post: Mar 25, 2021
As some of you know, Conner has been diagnosed with a rare congenital heart condition - an anomalous coronary artery. This journey has been a little scary for all of us as his Cardiologist in Kansas City had never seen this before - so he referred Conner’s case to the Mayo Clinic. From here on out - we will do our best to keep you updated as we navigate surgery, initial recovery, coming home, and ultimately getting Conner completely recovered! 

Much has changed over the course of this journey. The first surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN did not go as planned as he experienced a 'one in a million' complication. Conner had to recover at home after having an exploratory sternotomy, aka they cut his chest cavity open to preform open heart surgery but no procedure occurred. Since the ongoing pandemic has affected the medical industry so much, Conner felt it was necessary to wait until the waters calmed a bit before having surgery again. Now that the opportunity has presented itself, Conner has elected to explore a secondary opinion and surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Read below to learn about the journey to getting Conner's heart fixed!

Here’s a quick link to Conner’s GoFundMe!