Keaton McGivney, 7, of Rensselaer, is a handsome, expressive animated boy who was born with a congenital heart defect;he and underwent heart surgery just hours after being born at Albany Med and then. He spent the next five months in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med. To date, he has endured heart failure, a heart attack and open-heart surgery—three times.. Twice. Now a rising second grader in first grade, Keaton is doing well and enjoys sports, particularly football and hockey. He spends hours drawing and loves taking care of and playing with animals.