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Jennifer Heisler, RN

Baby Smirking Post Open Heart Surgery Is Facebook Viral Hit

By November 18, 2012

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Joey Powling is only three months old but he is a raging hit on Facebook and other social media sites.  Why? Because this adorable baby was captured smirking from his hospital bed, looking both happy and healthy.  1.6 million Facebook likes later, little Joey may be the most famous infant ever to grace social media.

For parents with a child born with Tetralogy of Fallot, this picture may be one of the most inspiring things they could ever see, if their own child needs the complex surgery to repair the defect.

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Joey Powling, Surgery Sensation!

For little Joey, recovery is going extremely well, but his parents may need a little more time to recover from what had to be 7 extremely nerve wracking hours it took for the surgery and the three months they had to wait to have the surgery performed.

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