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Context: 
“As recently as only 17 years ago, our little girl would not have lived.” “The modern equipment, continuing research, and the dedicated work of concerned doctors without a doubt saved our child’s life.” These remarks were made, February 1979, by Sid and Carolynn Bos, who consented to tell the story of their child’s battle for life in an effort to assists the B.C. Heart Foundation in the annual campaign for funds which takes place during February, which is heart month. The Bos family did “not want to exploit (their) situation,” but “since all this happened (they) realized all too well the wonderful dedication involved with patients suffering from heart diseases.” Additionally, they recognized that “the financial support the public gives to organizations like the B.C. Heart Fund, enables research to continue and new procedures to be developed.” The close contact that the Bos family had with those involved in fighting heart disease started just after the birth of their daughter Jennifer Bos, in 1976. Mr. and Mrs. Bos explained that Jennifer’s heart’s aorta (the main artery to the heart) was blocked and it was found too that she had two holes in her heart. Jennifer was immediately transferred to the Vancouver General Hospital, and following extensive tests she was operated on when only five days old. The blocked section of the aorta artery was removed and a Teflon tube, which would expand as Jennifer grew, was inserted. At the time, this operation was comparatively new.