Monical Mossey: Monica Mossey was born on September 6, 1984 with Truncus Arteriosus Type II. She has had 3 open-heart surgeries and is currently 29 years old. Monica has dealt with feelings of fatigue and lethargy all her life. Throughout her life she has needed oxygen, wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Her dependence on this equipment has not deterred her from living a full and quality life. She graduated from high school with honors and earned an Associate’s Degree in Business with honors. At 3 years of age Monica was fitted for bilateral hearing aids. She has a severe-to-profound hearing loss but thanks to 4 years of speech therapy, her speech is easily understood. Now cochlear implants allow Monica to hear better than her hearing aids ever did. Monica enjoys being in the presence of her close-knit family and friends. She loves all of God’s precious animals, especially her cat Levi. Monica is hopeful about the future and looks forward to using her college degree with part-time employment.