Sofia the Heart Warrior-Portland
Let’s help Sofia! Our team is raising critical funds for Sofia and other kids with Congenital Heart Defects! CHDs 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.
The most promising research that will impact Sofia directly is Dr Rodendeld's Fontan Blood Pump (https://www.fontanbloodpump.com/). We hope that grants from organizations like this will help bring this technology to the public.
Please support team Sofia The Heart Warrior with a donation, join us for the Congenital Heart Walk, or both!