6-Month-Old Baby Born with 3 Heart Defects and Down Syndrome Defies the Odds


Kitty was born on 3rd September 2017 along with Down syndrome. She was born with three heart defects, a stomach defect and Congenital Hyperinsulinism, a genetic disorder that results in low blood sugar.


The Mother, Bonnie Witaschek 36-year-old was 20 weeks pregnant, when she and her husband Mark excitedly went to the doctor to get a glimpse of their baby. But instead, the couple received some difficult news.

Bonnie Witaschek said, “Doctors saw a heart defect and the baby didn’t seem to have a nose bone. I knew in my heart that she had Down syndrome. The heart defects, I was ignorant to and I didn’t think they would amount to anything. I didn’t realize she was going to need open-heart surgery. When I found out that was going to happen, that was very scary for me.”

“When she was coming out, I had this striking fear that she wasn’t going to live outside the womb. I started praying really hard for her to live. But the moment she came out, she was strikingly beautiful. She was so strong and her eyes were so alert and she wanted to see everything in the room and I was in amazement of her. At that very moment, I decided she was going to be fine.”