Team Vive la Vivi
Thank you for supporting team Vive la Vivi!
This will be our 8th year walking to support Children's Heart Foundation, but this is the first year I had a real chance to look behind the curtain and understand what we are raising money for. CHF funds grants that are submitted by various hospitals and researchers. The grants support research things like medical devices. There is a lot of funding and research available for AQUIRED heart disease, but very little for congenital heart disease. Researchers must develop the devices and do the trials, then they can present the information to the medical device manufacturers. Medical device companies do not do their own research into pediatric medical devices, because honestly the return on investment is not there.
With your help and support, we can help CHF fund these grants and help improve the future for our CHD warriors. A cure might not be possible, but improved outcomes and better longevity for our kids IS possible.
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