Every team has a reason for why they walk and this is ours...
Our little bear was born 8/28/20 with Tetralogy of Fallot and trisomy 18. He was a miracle from the day he was born and fought every day to defy the odds placed against him. He wasn't a "normal" baby with a CHD he was a TRISOMY baby with CHD which unfortunately meant he had to show them even more to be eligible for repair. Unfortunately, his body couldn't handle the extra hurdles they wanted him to jump to prove he was "worth a repair" and he won his battle with CHD on 1/1/21 @ 11:46 am.
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!