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Role Model – A Digital Story by Sam

“My digital story is about how my Mom showed me how to live a fulfilling life while dealing with a chronic illness.” ~ Sam

Sam’s ACHD Journey

Condition: Tricuspid Atresia.

Years Since Last Surgery: 4+

Number of Surgeries/Treatments: 3

  1. Age 2: Fontan Surgery
  2. Age 27: Pacemaker
  3. Age 29: Fontan Revision

Digital Storytelling

A digital story is a short movie that blends a storyteller’s voice, carefully curated images, and music into a finished digital video between three and five minutes long. Sam, along with five other adults with Congenital Heart Disease, attended a 20-hour multi-day Workshop where they created their digital stories.

The workshop was organized by Common Language DST trained facilitators, Kristy Wolfe & Kristina McGuire, in partnership with Heart Beats Children’s Society of Calgary and funded by the Western Canadian Children’s Heart Network.

You can learn more about the digital storytelling workshop at

A digital story by Sam

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