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.
Tyler was diagnosed at 21 weeks gestation with complex congenital heart defects. Since his birth, Tyler has had 3 open heart surgeries and 5 cardiac catheterizations. 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 consider joining our family to raise money for more life saving research that will benefit Tyler, other heart warriors, and heart families like ours. We need more research to understand CHDs better so that we can find better procedures, better medicine, and maybe even find a cure. No child should have to endure this much and all children born with CHDs should get a chance to go home. We’d love to give these warriors a chance to “Fight Hearter” for a normal life. Together we can make a life-saving difference!