2021 St. Louis Congenital Heart Walk

Team Emily

Hi Team Emily! The STL Congenital Heart Walk will be here before we know it! I am starting our Team and opening my fundraising page early in hopes of raising at least $10,000 like we did last year! W0W! I’m still blown away by that number! 

As you know, Emily has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. There is no cure for her CHD only the set of three palliative care surgeries to hopefully give her a long, happy life. This past May she underwent her third planned surgery, the Fontan. While this is exciting to think most major surgeries are behind us (hopefully) it’s also a little bit scary to think if she needs further intervention a heart transplant may be our only option. We are trying to change that by raising money for @CHF to increase research for more options not only for Emily’s future but also for all kiddos with CHDs!

We hope you will join us on October 17th for the walk! Please consider joining our team and/or making a donation. No donation is too small; even $5 helps! 

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!

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