GOOD VIBES - Baby Who Spent Nearly 700 Days In Hospital Is Home

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Most parents can’t wait to get their newborn baby home from the hospital, but for Valentina Garnetti’s family, that took a little longer than usual. The baby girl was born with a congenital heart defect - hypoplastic left heart syndrome - and has remained in University of Michigan's CS Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor since the day she was born.

The one-year-old has endured six surgeries, including four open-heart surgeries, her first when she was just two-days old. But Valentina is a fighter and after 694 days, she’s finally left the hospital and she’s home with her big sisters and family.

During her long hospital stay, Valentina became close with her six primary nurses, and one of them, Liana, was named as her godmother. “She’s the happiest baby in the whole entire world, despite everything she’s been through,” explains her mom, Francesca. “She loves everyone … she just loves her life, genuinely.”

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