Welcome family and friends to Carter's Crew! We are so thankful that you have chosen to be a part of the important work to raise money to fund research into Congenital heart defects. Here's our story:
Two days after Carter was born, his pediatrician heard a heart murmur. She said that it could be nothing, but wanted to have us seen by a pediatric cardiologist just to make sure. Three days later, we received the shocking news that Carter has not one, but two heart defects (Atrial Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect). He is currently undergoing treatment to try to repair the defects naturally, but the possibility of heart surgery is not off the table. Sitting and waiting has been difficult. For that reason, our family decided that we want to find a way to be productive and supportive of this new community that we find ourselves in. Please join our efforts to raise funds for CHF and to celebrate our HEART WARRIOR!
(More information about defects and the efforts of CHF below)
Our team is raising critical funds for congenital heart defects! Congenital heart defects are the most commonly occurring birth defect, affecting approximately 1 in 110 babies born, or a child born every 15 minutes. Congenital heart defects are the leading cause of birth-defect related mortality.
Funded research is making a very big difference in the lives of CHD patients, helping to reduce incidences and increase survival, longevity and quality of life. Research has made a very big impact, and with survival and longevity increasing, even more research is needed to help address lifelong challenges that CHD patients will face. Every dollar in support of The Children’s Heart Foundation helps to further their mission: to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects.
Please support our team, join us for the Congenital Heart Walk, or both!