As most of you know, our daughter Sophia was diagnosed with a Moderate case of AVSD (Atrial Ventricular Septal Defect) last year in 2020. On Oct. 29, Sophia underwent open heart surgery for repair. Her surgery was a success as the surgeon repaired not only the defect in her atria and ventricles but also repaired both valves as they were not fully formed.
We have been very blessed as Sophia was nearing congestive heart failure going into the surgery. The doctors predicted that Sophia wouldn't make it by the end of the year if she did not have this surgery.
Sophia's surgery was a success! Now, Sophia is a thriving and happy toddler! She is a Heart Warrior and we are ready to give back to the research that saved her life!
Below are details about the Children's Heart Foundation:
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!