2021 St. Louis Congenital Heart Walk

Team Jackson

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.

Jackson has hypoplastic right heart syndrome with pulmonary atresia. In laments terms, Jackson was born with half a heart. In his 11 short years so far, he has endured 2 open heart surgeries and several other procedures and doctors visits. Jackson is a fighter and has been from the day he was born. Jackson's condition has no cure and will be lifelong. At some point it is likely he will be needing a transplant. 

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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