Keaton McGivney, 7, of Rensselaer, is a handsome, expressive boy who was born with a congenital heart defect and underwent heart surgery just hours after being born at Albany Med. 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. Twice. Now 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.