Western Michigan Congenital Heart Walk

Azalea Elizabeth Cole
Azalea Elizabeth Cole

Team Azalea

I gave birth to Azalea on February 4th 2020. She lived a beautiful 2 weeks and 4 days. Azalea passed away on February 22nd 2020 due to a heart defect, Coarctation of the Aorta. She has shown me the most strength I've ever seen from a person. My angel truly inspires me everyday to keep going and stay strong. 

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!

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