Hello and welcome to my website!

My name is Tiana Mackay and I was born on 16th December 2007 in Norwich, Norfolk UK.


Unfortunately, unbeknown to mummy and daddy, I had 2 serious problems with my heart. The doctors first discovered one of the problems when I was just 6 weeks old and told mummy I had a heart murmur that would need investigating. Little did any of us know that I was to face 3 major life saving heart operations.

I am going to share mine and my family’s experience through this website from my initial diagnosis through to my brief spell at home from June to September 2008, before undergoing my 3rd operation in September 2008 and subsequent recovery. Daddy has added a new ‘updates’ section so you can follow my progress. He plans to carry on doing these each time I have an operation as I will need more in the future as I get bigger.

I hope you find my website useful and it raises awareness of my condition and Great Ormond Street Hospital who do an amazing job and need as much help as possible to help children from all over the world get better.

Thank you – Tiana xx

Update – June 2014

Wow! Time goes by very quickly doesn’t it? I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since daddy last updated my website! I have soooo much to tell you I hardly know where to begin… I am pleased to say I have been very well all year and have had 2 heart scans which show my artificial valve is working as it should be.
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Update – July 2013

I love the summer. I’ve just finished my first full year at school and now have lots of weeks off to play at home and in my garden. I’m still getting up very early though… Well, I do have lots of things to play with so can’t waste time in bed! I had to see my heart doctor at the beginning of July and
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Update – March 2013

Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been 5 months since daddy did my last update and I have lots of exciting things to tell you about… As you may remember from my last update I now go to big girls school which is great. I love learning new things and one of my biggest achievements has been that I am slowly (very
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