2021 Charlotte Congenital Heart Walk

Benjamin's Unique Heart

Our son, Benjamin, was born with a severe Congenital Heart Defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Basically meaning he has half a heart. He has had 2 open heart surgeries with a 3rd scheduled in 2023. There is currently no cure for CHD, but with your help by spreading awareness and donating, hopefully one day there will be. My hope is that no family has to go through what we have.

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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