Our team, Owen's Tribe, 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.
As many of you know, Owen has a very rare Congenital Heart Defect known as Truncus Arteriosus. He has had one open heart surgery and two cardiac catheterizations since his birth. He will require more surgeries and interventions in his future to help his heart function properly. This is the 3rd year we will be participating in the Congenital Heart Walk in Pittsburgh.
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!
Sarah Shaulis, Owen's Heart Mama