We are walking for our daughter who had open heart surgery for a large VSD, small PFO, and aortic valve prolapse when she was 9 months old. She was diagnosed when I was 20 weeks pregnant. It was such a scary time, but she is now 5 years old and doing great. We hope to help others by sharing her story, raising awareness, and raising money to support research to prevent and treat 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!