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Hi, my name is Ian Cooper. I am fifteen years old, and I live in Florida with my parents, Leon and Jennifer, my older sister, Tennile, and my younger brother, Jackson. Two of my older siblings live up north. 

When I was a baby my parents would hear me cry out. They were unsure why, and were trying in many ways to comfort me.

One day, we went for a well care visit with our family doctor. It was frustrating, as I would easily became sick. I had a cough or a fever. I had a chest X-ray every time we went into the emergency room and I never liked that. The doctors would always say it was only a virus and give me Tylenol or Motrin for comfort. 

When our family doctor listened to my heartbeat she said, “It sounded different.” She wanted me to meet with a Pediatric Cardiologist. The Dr. said. “It may be nothing and it was better to check, so that if something was wrong it could be treated sooner rather than later. 

When I was ten months old I was diagnosed with Obstructive Hypertro...