St. Louis Congenital Heart Walk

Jessi G Photography

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Jessi G Photography.


In October of 2019 I photographed the Missouri Children's Heart Foundation's Congenital Heart Defect Walk at Forest Park.  This particular Saint Louis event hold a special place in my heart.  

In July of 2018 a dear friend of mine and her family had to say hello and goodbye to their son Eli in just 3 short days. Eli had a CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) called Transposition of the Great Arteries. 

"Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a type of heart defectthat your baby is born with (congenital). In this condition, the two arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs and body aren’t connected as they should be. They are reversed (transposed).

In TGA, the following occurs:

  • The aorta is connected to the right ventricle. It should normally be connected to the left ventricle.
  • The pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle when it should normally be connected to the right ventricle.

This means that:

  • Oxygen-poor (blue) blood is sent to the body instead of to the lungs.
  • Oxygen-rich (red) blood returns to the lungs instead of going to the body.

This is the opposite of a normal heart." - Stanford Children's Health

Within minutes of being born, Eli needed help. His condition was critical. His blood was not bringing oxygen into his body. Despite immediate intervention and support, he grew his wings and became a Heart Angel at 3 days old. 

Your donation helps fund research that will help babies born with CHDs get proper care and interventions that are life saving. Maybe researchers will discover how to "fix" CHDs like TGA, so that children can live to become adults, parents, and grandparents. Maybe even great-grandparents!

Please support the Children's Heart Foundation by making a donation today. Or even better, join my team! I anticipate being the event photographer this fall, October 25th, and would love to see more faces I know!


This team was also created as a place for payments for the images I have released. Jessi G Photography is donating 100% of profits from the Heart Walk 2019 photographs to The Children's Heart Foundation of Missouri, to further the knowledge of CHDs and treatments. 

Wanting a photo? You can browse the images on my Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/jessigphoto

Send me a message via Facebook by searching @jessigphoto and clicking on my page, Jessi G Photography. You can also email me at JessiGPhotographie@gmail.com.  Images are $5 each, and come in high-resolution (you could print a poster if you desired!!) digital files WITH a print release, enabling you to print wherever you choose (Personal recommendation - skip Walgreens and use Mpix.com).

 

 

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