Marta Montero

Marta Montero is a wife, special education teacher, student, blogger and mother of two boys with special needs, Jan and Ian. Jan is 13 years old, in 8th grade, and is healthy, but has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (or ADHD). Ian is 7 years old, in 1st grade and has double outlet right ventricle, atrioventricular canal, transposition of the great arteries, and valve regurgitation. Ian has had the Glenn and the Fontan, as well as one catheterization. He is on aspirin and enalapril.

While Ian has excellent grades at school, he doesn�t currently practice any sports. Ian has a good relationship with his peers and his older brother. He loves Transformers and superheroes, especially Captain America.

Marta and Ian have created a coloring book for children with congenital heart defects. The book explains the process of having a heart condition and what happens while awaiting surgery. The book is available at the Pediatric Clinic of the Cardiovascular Center in Puerto Rico, free of cost.