At 21 weeks pregnant, we were told our unborn daughter had a rare and severe congenital heart defect called Ebstein's Anomaly. On March 5, 2019, our Kailea was born a heart angel.
Although our time with her here on earth was extremely short, the impact she made on us and so many around her is incredible. Kailea taught us so much about love, compassion, perseverance, grace, friendship, patience, and faith and we are so blessed to have been chosen to be her parents!
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 Virtual Congenital Heart Walk, or both!