In December 2012, Nolan Perez was born with a serious congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Nolan will require several surgeries and therapy. His name means “fighter” and he’s definitely living up to that name! Nolan has been through two of three open heart surgeries – known as the Norwood and the Glenn. His parents, Chris and Bekah Perez, support Nolan through his journey with HLHS in addition to parenting two other children (one of them is Nolan’s twin brother). The family advocates awareness through Chris’ blog and by sharing their story with HLHS.