Hunter's Huge Heart
Many of you know that my son, Hunter, was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. We were blessed to have access to amazing medical care at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and a successful surgery by Dr. Charles Huddleston when Hinter was five weeks old. Today, he is a happy, healthy and active boy with no limitations. We walk in his honor but also in memory of so many heart angels, especially our dear friends, Angela Rule Moore and Elizabeth Butz. I’ve wanted to start a team for years but don’t want people to feel obligated, so this seems like a good way to start. Even if you can’t donate, get out and walk on 10-18 and be thankful that you are able to do so.
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!