Jan 30, 2023

Advocating for Trinity: Tribulations

Rita Higgins' experience getting her daughter care inspires her work at Medtronic

Chapter 2

After struggling to get her daughter’s health taken seriously, Rita needed to learn how to get Trinity the care she needed. Doctors had found that Trinity had holes in the walls of her heart, a defect called ventricular septal defect (VSD). Her type of VSD is so severe its nickname is Swiss cheese VSD. Medication didn’t work to strengthen her heart, so she underwent a temporary surgery, then a more permanent surgery – which didn’t go as planned.