Team Stranz is back for the 3rd year to raise 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.
Our son, Jack, is 1 in 110. Jack was born with three heart defects; coarctation of aorta, bicuspid aortic valve and an abnormal mitral valve. At 5 weeks old, Jack had surgery to repair his coarctation. We see his cardiologist regularly to monitor any residual narrowing of the aorta as well as the other two defects. Our hope is that if and when Jack’s other heart defects need intervention, research will provide the opportunity for less invasive measures.
We understand this year has been tough in more ways than one, but unfortunately the research can’t stop. 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!