Marie O’Donnell is Heart Mom to Anna who was born with complex, congenital heart disease. Anna is a Fontan Warrior and has been a model cardiac patient for more than a decade. Anna was born with double outlet right ventricle, complete atrioventricular canal defect, patent ductus, heterotaxy syndrome, ADHD and anxiety disorder.
Marie O’Donnell is a return Guest. During Season 2, Marie joined Kathy Baker and Dawn Silverman in an episode entitled, “Making Memories Every Day.” Marie is a schoolteacher and has worked with the Make a Wish Foundation as a Wish Granter.
In this episode of "Heart to Heart with Anna," Marie talks with Anna about her daughter's experience after she contracted the flu. Is there a connection between heart defects, the flu, and arthritis? Tune in to hear what Marie's motherly instinct believes about her daughter's chronic illness.
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