Growing up with a scar on his chest, Sam sometimes felt different from his friends. Attending his first HeartKids Teen Camp and meeting other teens with the same zipper was a huge turning point for him.
Sam is now 22 and is studying law, a decision which he says his heart played a vital role in. Sam talks about about his experience transitioning to the adult health care system and how he's learning to balance his life alongside his condition.
From The Heart is brought to you by HeartKids, the only national not-for-profit solely focused on supporting and advocating for people affected by congenital and childhood heart disease. For support, information or guidance on your CHD journey, call the HeartKids Helpline on 1800 432 785 or visit the website at https://www.heartkids.org.au
Growing Up With a Heart Condition (Booklet): https://www.heartkids.org.au/page/165/resources-and-information-v2#foryoungpeopleandadults
Find out more about HeartKids Teen Camps and Events: https://www.heartkids.org.au/page/169/teen-camps
Host: Sam Stolberg
Guest: Sam Chung
Producer: Isobel Pritchard-Davies