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.
This is Joshua Hobby’s Story. In five and a half months, he went through two open heart surgeries and many doctors appointments. He was so strong and so brave. Joshua was at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital for eight weeks total, 3 weeks the first time and five weeks the second time. His little heart was so strong but it stopped working in the middle of the night. Joshua Hobby died at the age of five and a half months on Wednesday June,12th.We had many amazing moments with Joshua at home but he was also in the hospital a lot. Joshua was born with a heart defect called Taussig Bing. That meant at three days old he would have to have his first open heart surgery. He came home after three weeks in the hospital. He was doing fine until April, when they found out that Joshua had a leaky valve. So he went in for a procedure and he went into cardiac arrest. That is when he had his second open heart surgery. Joshua stayed at the hospital for another five weeks in May. Joshua was the happiest boy ever, he always had a smile on his face, and his big blue eyes just popped out. On Wednesday June 12, 2019 in the middle of the night he passed away. Joshua will always be in our heart’s, Forever our little blue eyed Angel.
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