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Ruby & Beau
In an effort to help children with heart problems better understand their diagnosis and potential treatment options, Texas Children’s Heart Center has developed a series of animated videos geared towards a young viewer. The one-of-a-kind animations cover a wide range of conditions and procedures related to childhood heart disease and are a resource for families to learn about complicated heart conditions.
Featuring Ruby, a friendly armadillo, Beau, a kind bison, and their friends, the Blings, the videos take the viewer through the diagnosis and treatment plan for a variety of complex heart conditions.
The videos were created by a team led by Dr. Daniel J. Penny, chief of cardiology at Texas Children's, and are funded through a generous grant from ExxonMobil.