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    Dennis Atherton, a cardiac sonographer at Maine Medical Center, prepares to check on a mechanical heart valve that was implanted last year in Mason Lee, 8, of Winslow, during a routine checkup in Portland. Mason initially had a valve placed in his heart at birth, but had it replaced when he outgrew it.

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    Mason watches a Boston Red Sox game on television with his father Jamie and sister Hunter.

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    Mason points to his forehead while playing in the front yard at his Winslow home to show where a bruise will start to form after he got hit while playing with his sister. Because of a mechanical valve implanted in his heart, he must take Coumadin, a blood thinning medication, which causes him to bruise easily.

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    Hillary Lee and her daughter watch as cardiac stenographer Dennis Atherton performs a checkup on Mason. Mason initially had a valve placed in his heart when he was 6 weeks old.

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    A check on the mechanical valve placed in Mason's heart is shown on a video monitor during his checkup at Maine Medical Center.

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    Pictured at left is the St. Jude Medical Masters HP Series 15mm mechanical heart valve in comparison to an adult-sized mechanical heart valve. The half-inch St. Jude valve was inserted into Mason's heart when he was 5 weeks old and lasted about seven years before he had it replaced in 2014.

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    Mason and his friends enjoyed a pizza party celebrating the end of basketball season. Because of a mechanical valve implanted in his heart, Mason can only play non-contact sports. He tried out for baseball on the same day of the pizza party.

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    Mason, with a baseball in hand, looks out the window toward the backyard as his father takes the cover off the grill before dinner.

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    Mason and Hunter play inside their Winslow home.

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    Mason buries his head in his hands and leans against his mother after over-exerting himself playing with his sister at their Winslow home.

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    Mason listens to his coach while he and many other boys try out for a youth league baseball team.

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    Mason recoils in reaction to a playful punch from his sister in the living room of their home. Because of medication he takes, Mason bruises easily.

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    Mason rubs his eyes as he begins to get tired while playing hide and seek with his sister.

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    Mason is chased up the stairs by his mother Hillary at bedtime.

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    Mason reads in bed before going to sleep.

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