On August 30, 2019 our perfect little girl, Amarla, was born. Within a couple hours we were transferred to Boston Children's Hospital where we found out she had a congenital heart defect known as Transposition of the Great Arteries. Amarla had open heart surgery when she was just four days old. She made a quick recovery but only lasted a few day at home before she was readmitted due to Pseudoaneurym. Since she was still recovering from surgery, the second procedure was much harder on her body so she fought harder and again, won the battle.
Amarla is strong.
Amarla is brave.
Amarla is our WARRIOR!
Not even a broken heart could stop her.
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!