2021 Columbus Congenital Heart Walk

Team Knox Nicholas

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.

Knox was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (in utero) July 20th, 2017. Approximately 1,000 babies in the US are born with HLHS each year. Knox has since had 3 successful open heart surgeries - the Hybrid (Dec 2017), the Glenn (May 2018) and the Fontan (July 2021). Knox's surgeries were all performed by Dr. Mark Galantowicz at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Knox is now a thriving 3 year old and we are thankful each and every day for the miracle that he is!  

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 with a donation or join us for the Heart Walk, on Saturday, October 16th or both!


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