Hey family and friends! We took 2 years off to concentrate on healing post losing Kase to his CHD on 12/17/2014. But we've decided that we are ready to celebrate his life in a big way again and raise funds in memory of Kase. Many of you know our story, but I'll share our story again.
Kase Andrew was diagnosed with 2:1 Atrial Flutter in late September 2014 while I was still pregnant with him. We spent many weeks fighting to reverse the tachycardia but unfortunately the closer to delivery; the news became worse. Kase developed hydrops around his heart and was receiving proper blood/oxygen flow to his brain. We made the difficult choice to induce labor prematurely to give him the best chance at survival. He went into cardiac arrest shortly after birth and went home to be with Jesus 30 minutes after he was born. We miss him every single day, our lives are changed forever. No parents should walk this road, and our goal by raising research funds is to reduce the amount of families who will suffer. Please join our team in walking, volunteering, or donating.
Thank you all who have been steadfast with our entire family the past 5 years, your support has kept our family together.
Drew, Kait, Holdyn and Knox
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!