Thank you for being part of Ava Kate's Army!
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page for the Congenital Heart Walk. Raising funds for CHD research is critically important to all Heart Warriors and Heart Angels, and personally very meaningful to us.
Ava was born in August 2019 with two rare and complex congenital heart defects: atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) and Truncus Arteriosus Type II. She had her first open heart surgery on August 20th to repair her Truncus, and a second open heart surgery on February 28th to repair her AVSD and replace the shunt in her heart. In early March, she went into septic shock and remained in the hospital for 6 additional weeks on a very strong cocktail of antibiotics. She spent a total of 140 days as an inpatient during her first year of life.
Ava is thriving at home now, making her best attempt at closing her developmental gaps.
The setbacks that Ava has overcome are nothing short of miraculous. She will be celebrating her first birthday in a few short weeks - something that only 1 out of every 4 children diagnosed with a CHD gets to do. Please help us to fund CHD research by making a donation to our personal fundraising page to help more families get to celebrate 1st birthdays and milestones with their Heart Warriors!
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of families like ours!
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