Welcome to Collin's Crusaders!
We're so happy you're here!
Collin was born in 2016 with Double Outlet Right Ventricle, Pulmonary Atresia, and atrial and ventricular septal defects. Collin underwent open heart surgery at 12 days old, and although he is growing and thriving now, CHD plays a huge part in our lives, and impacts every single day of his. It is because of this sweet 3.5 year old bundle of love that we advocate for better CHD research and access to care.
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 by making a donation or joining us for the DFW Congenital Heart Walk on April 19th!