Orange County Congenital Heart Walk

Sloan Eleana

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.

Sloan was born with Tetralogy of fallot. We were unaware of her condition until after birth. She was transferred to Rady Children's Hospital, where we stayed for the first 40 days of her life. Because of the research from the Children's Heart Foundation, Sloan was able to have her first open heart surgery at 3 weeks old and survived! Her heart was the size of a WALNUT! She is here today because of this research. With another heart surgery coming up, we are in need of this research to have less invasive surgeries for her future 

Please support our team, join us for the Congenital Heart Walk, or both! 

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