My son was admitted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on June 22, 2013 and discharged on May 1, 2014. While our journey was long, unexpected and full of twists and turns, we are forever grateful to have a happy ending. Returning to Cincinnati Children's for follow-up appointments is something we as a family actually enjoy. You see, when we walk into the building we feel a sense of comfort. This hospital was our home for almost a year. The staff here became more like family and this is the place where our son received his new heart and a second chance at life. The Heart Failure/VAD team took care of our needs from admission to discharge.