Charlotte Congenital Heart Walk

-the nalesnik family-
-the nalesnik family-

Shepherd Strong

Our team goal is to raise critical funds for CHD research!

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 huge 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.

Shep will continue to need close follow up care for the rest of his life, along with every other child diagnosed with CHD. Our mission as parents is to fiercely advocate for his care as he grows. Research is key to ensuring these babies are given the best chance at a long, healthy life.

Support in any form is greatly appreciated! Whether it be donations, joining our team, showing up for the walk, simple prayers- or ALL of the above- we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

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