2021 Tampa-St. Pete Congenital Heart Walk

inspired by isla

Our sweet Isla was born with a rare congenital heart defect that caused her to become our Heart Angel after just 8 hours and 42 minutes of life. She was diagnosed with TAPVR and was too small to qualify for any further life saving measures. We like to say she was "too small and too sweet for this big, scary world". 


This has truly opened our eyes to the number one birth defect in newborns - congenital heart defects (CHD). CHDs happen to 1 in 100 babies, and Isla's CHD happens to 1% of those babies. Our hopes are that our fundraising will contribute to getting closer these necessary advances in research.


Raising funds for CHD research is critically important to all Heart Warriors and Heart Angels, and personally very meaningful to us. Together we can save more children.


To join my team, click on JOIN! Also, if on a phone, you can click the three horizontal lines at the top of the screen, register, join a team, and search "inspired by isla". Thank you!


More info on CHDs!

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.

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