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Baby Kouba to undergo surgery for rare heart condition


August 24, 2020

The Kouba family (from left to right): Kipp, Levi, Krosbi, Justene and Kash. Kipp was born Aug. 7, and has a long road ahead due to his rare heart condition.

"Your baby is going to need surgery."

Levi and Justene Koubas' lives changed after hearing that one sentence on June 17, less than a minute into their appointment with a maternal fetal medicine doctor. Two days earlier they had been told that their son Kipp, with whom Justene was six months pregnant at the time, had something wrong with his heart.

Their baby was believed to have a ventricular s...

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